We are still wrapping up our Ice Worlds readings. The big winner of this week was A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis. We also enjoyed her first two books, Not A Box and Not A Stick. This one is different, and the drawing style is very unusual – it’s simple and funny at the same time. The story is simple, but somehow appealing both to adults and to children, at least in our house. I wish we did something more elaborate (I was thinking snow prints with white paint), but we went with stickers again, since I had some penguin and snow stickers. Anna was excited to do snow and penguins at first but peeling elaborate snowflakes quickly tired her out and she announced the project completed about 5 minutes into starting it. At least I could show her how to draw a penguin – anything more complex than the penguin drawings in this book is well above my own drawing abilities.
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