Lois Ehlert: Lots Of Spots

This month's Virtual Book Club for Kids author is Lois Ehlert.

chicken art

I chose Lots of Spots by Lois Ehlert for participation in the Vitual Book Club for Kids. It's a great picture book for preschoolers. My grandchildren loved looking at spots on fish, toads, turtles, deer, tigers and especially birds.

children reading picture book

I went over to their house to do arts and crafts together. I sat down with the four year olds and we had a grand old time painting the paper plates and adding raffia for the nest. Next came the foam chickens to trace and cut out. We glued the eyes down and we were ready to make the spots for the chickens!

But then the little one grabbed a crayon and scribbled on the TV. Good Lord, we're off to a great start!

book and art work

About The Author:

Lois Ehlert has been writing and illustrating books for young readers for more than thirty years. Her celebrated picture books include Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault and her own Boo to You!, Leaf Man, and Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About The Book:

Spots and stripes, on Earth's creatures, give each animal unique features. Spots splotch a tummy, dot a furry chest, decorate a neck or a feathered breast. Stripes mark wings and beautify beaks, run down legs in curvy streaks. So turn these pages; take a closer look. You'll spot LOTS OF SPOTS in this funny book!

Lots of Spots

Bach Classical Musician

For teaching Kindergarten Music and Piano Lessons, when we study a Classical composer, Like Bach, kids remember his songs in a fun way when we nickname him Chicken Bach (with all due respect.)

Happy Reading,

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis


  1. The bird's nest is so cute, I would never have thought of that way to make one. I'm doing a link up on paper plate crafts, I'd love you to add this! http://toddlefast.blogspot.com/2012/09/link-up-one-paper-plate-so-many.html

  2. I love your next! It is so cute!

    Please think about linking this post to Read.Explore.Learn on my blog.


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