And of course, if this were happening today, I would suggest the books recommended in Buzzeo's book -- what a convenient resource:
Baby Bear’s Books by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Harcourt, 2006.
Bee-bim Bop by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Ho Baek Lee. Clarion, 2005.
Brave Bitsy and the Bear by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. Clarion, 2004.
Beetle Bop by Denise Fleming. Harcourt, 2007.
All in all, children making milk mustaches (M week) or drinking RED kool-aid during R week, connections with books are a must. And Buzzeo's book is the perfect resource for quick and fast ideas for titles, as well as, many ideas for enriching the experience.