Mother Goose Time’s “Going on Safari” Book List

January’s Mother Goose Time curriculum is called “Going on Safari”. Included in Mother Goose Time’s monthly curriculum is a list of books that coordinate with the month’s theme.  This month includes many picture books for children to learn more about getting ready for safari, wild safari animals, life in the grasslands, and backyard safari.

Week 1: Getting Ready for Safari 

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne

Handa's Surprise

We All Went on Safari by Laurie Krebs

The Matatu by Eric Walters

Way Far Away on a Wild Safari by Jan Peck

Week 2: Wild Safari Animals

National Geographic Readers: Safari by Gail Tuchman

A Baby Elephant in the Wild by Caitlin O’Connell

Rhinos by Peter Murray

Greedy Zebra by Mwenye Hadithi & Adrienne Kennaway

Greedy Zebra

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Week 3: Life in the Grasslands

Pretty Salma by Niki Daly

Pretty Salma

A Is for Africa by Ifeoma Onyefulu

Great Migrations (National Geographic Kids) by Elizabeth Carney

Off to the Sweet Shores of Africa by Uzo Unobagha

Mama Panya’s Pancakes by Mary and Rich Chamberlin

Week 4: Backyard Safari

I Lost My Tooth in Africa by Penda Diakite

Ostrich and Lark by Marilyn Nelson

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ear by Verna Aardema

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle

Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter

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