Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

2014 Title Selection
Is Everyone Ready for Fun?
by Jan Thomas
This humorous title will appeal to babies and toddlers, as well as the traditional 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers. Is Everyone Ready for Fun? has simple text and bold illustrations that feature three cows who jump, dance and wiggle their way to fun on Chicken’s sofa—to Chicken's growing frustration.

About the Author
Author's Website
Downloadable sheets that encourage children to count, draw, write and tell stories. Be sure to check out the cow and chicken finger puppets.

Video Interview with the Author
Jan Thomas was interviewed by Earl, the spokespuppet for The City Library in Salt Lake.

Print Interview on The Chained Library
Jan Thomas talks about her background and her favorite picture books by other authors and illustrators.

Print Interview on Seven Impossible Things
The author discusses her creative process.

Activities

6 by 6 Ideas

Storytime Ideas
Craft Ideas

Math Ideas

Kansas Early Learning Standards Activities


Kansas Reads to Preschoolers is an annual event that promotes reading to all Kansas children from birth through age five. Through the statewide program, parents, librarians and caregivers are encouraged to read the chosen title during a selected week and month. The program is sponsored by the State Library of Kansas.