Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Penguin Story

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 Jan25_Penguins 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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11 comments:

Susana said...

Cute project! Stickers go over well here too!

We read this book last week and loved it!!

Mom and Kiddo said...

I need to get that book, Kiddo is totally into penguins. Last night he watched "The march of the penguins!" He tells me everyday he wants more books about penguins!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Stickers are always a big hit here, but the kids usually end up wearing them.

Debbie said...

Great idea. The book sounds interesting.

Yes, we have problems with some stickers when the backing doesn't peel off fast enough as well.

Christy said...

We are waiting for this book to come in at the library! We have that problem with some stickers too. Overall though, stickers are always a hit in our house.

Elise said...

Savvy can not get enough of sticker books at the moment. I am going to try and make her some story books where she can use stickers to create the story.

I thought I had left a comment on the previous post, but it doesn't seem to be there. I wrote something along the lines of how sweet is it of Anna to design and create so mnay Valentine's Day cards for her friends. Her Oma and Opa are going to get such a thrill out of the card that Selena made for them.

We have not done the coloured ice cube experiment, but it is on our to do list. Predicitng outcomes is such a fun part of science experiments.

Ticia said...

I guess we've mostly gotten simple stickers, so we haven't run into the sticker backing problem yet. My boys often solve something not sticking by getting out large amounts of glue.

Wonder Mom said...

I have never read this author's books- they look so fun! I need to get to the library now...

April said...

Stickers are always fun!!!

Diana said...

I can't wait to find this book in my neck of the woods. Thanks for tipping me off to another great penguin story!

Michelle said...

What a cute book, Emily loves stickers too. They always make a fun project!!

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