I picked up Big Smelly Bear from a German author Britta Teckentrup on the recommendation of Sara from The Fifth Street Academy. Incidentally, it was also the story featured during library story time on the day we came to get new books. Both of us enjoyed the book– the illustrations are fun, and the story has its points both for adults and for children. Anna liked the idea that Big Brown Bear Boy was listening to Big Fluffy Bear Girl. She is under impression that boys are on Earth to do what she says :)
I admit that this is the lamest project that we did in a while. I also admit that this is the only project that we did this week. Anna really hasn’t been interested in the art at home this week. She does a lot of art during her preschool mornings, and she prefers books, TV, toys and “school work” to art. I think part of it lies in setting up for an art project. I still want to have an art place for her that she can reach independently. Anyway, I finally convinced her to do something “artistic” when I showed her watercolors. She never painted with watercolors before, so she was interested. I learned that Dollar Tree watercolors stink big time. The colors were very muddy, and they were almost used up by the time Anna painted her poor bear. Next time I will pickup better watercolors – any recommendations?