SciWo’s Storytime: Move Over Rover

i-9dc84d4d9156dccb30d5f62466b4219a-swblocks.jpgWelcome to the second installment of SciWo’s Storytime, a low-production cost substitute for the recently canceled children’s television classic, Reading Rainbow.

This week, Minnow and I have been enjoying the book “Move Over Rover” by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by Jane Dyer.

I apologize for the poor video quality. I think daytime shoots are going to work better. If you get the book from the library, you’ll see that the surprise twist is foreshadowed throughout the book. Jane Dyer is an amazing illustrator.

After reading the book a few dozen times, Minnow and I realized that we had a stuffed dog that looks remarkably similar to Rover…though Minnow persists in calling this dog Clifford. We also have a few dozen other stuffed animals and dolls around the house. No dog house though. But maybe we had enough animals to fill up the pop-up tent in Minnow’s room? We got 2 bears, 2 bunnies, an armadillo, a platypus, a sea lion, a leopard, a few dolls, and Rover/Clifford into the tent.

Stuffed animals in a tent

Nope. Not quite a full tent (even with Minnow added to it). It appears that stuffed animals tend to be smaller than their real-life counterparts.

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  1. #1 michaelchasetx
    September 23, 2009

    Thank you, thank you for sharing these … my grandson thanks you … and of course he is my excuse to enjoy the stories also 🙂

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