Thursday, July 15, 2010


Fairy Tales
We found this beautiful collection of fairy tales in the yard sale for $1. I love the illustrations and the fact that the story and the illustrations are not lifted from Disney movies. Anna has mixed feelings about this book and fairy tales in general. She deems them “too scary”, and the book is not allowed in her room. However, she agreed to listen to Goldilocks and Three Bears and to The Three Little Pigs.  the three horrid little pigs
We happened to read another take on this classic story – The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon. The book was part of Tiger Tales review package. I think I enjoyed this version of the story more than Anna did – I found it absolutely hilarious with a very satisfying ending. Anna was a little confused with the role reversal, but she definitely liked the happy end of this story.
July13_Felt
Since Anna recently rediscovered her felt board, I made her a new (rather flimsy) set for The Three Little Pigs story. Next time I will probably laminate the pieces or at least use better paper. I mounted the paper pieces that I printed from here on the sticky back felt, and we were in business. Granted, there was not much art this time (outside of Anna helping me mount the pieces), but watching her play made me appreciate the expression “language arts” more. Just like other children seem to be born artists or athletes, Anna seems to be a born storyteller, and I really enjoyed her own ending of The Three Little Pigs Story.
I am not a big fan of videos on blogs since I often read blogs in a shared environment where I cannot hear the sound, and I don’t plan to post a lot of videos on mine. Still, while I was watching Anna retelling the story, I felt compelled to switch to video from my usual picture taking, and I felt that it would be a good opportunity for my readers to meet her once “in person”. You can listen to her version of The Three Little Pigs – I edited out some interruptions we had – for example, she stopped in the middle to ask me what “choking hazard” is and why this felt board says Not For Children Under Three. The “grand finale” happens about 2 minutes into the movie. Enjoy and share your books and art at StArt at A Mommy’s Adventures.

12 comments:

Mom and Kiddo said...

Very cute! I like David Wiesner's The Three Pigs. A little weird, but great illustrations.

Christy said...

The video is very cute.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love it! I can't wait to show C, Anna's perfomance, once she wakes up this morning :)

Debbie said...

This is adorable. I will have to share it with Selena when she wakes up. We just went through a week of Selena retelling the story of the three little pigs.

Joyful Learner said...

OMG! She is so adorable! The video captured her great story telling skills so well!

JC used to love telling that story as well as the Three Billy Goats Gruff. I need to make felt board pieces to entice her even more!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh my goodness, the video is hysterical! She's so cute!!!!

I'm so curious about The Three Horrid Little Pigs... I'll have to check it out!

Aging Mommy said...

Oh thank you so much for the video - I just watched it with my husband and it was absolutely delightful, Anna was so engrossed in the story and it was just wonderful!

Elise said...

What a delight to see and hear Anna telling her version of The Three Little Pigs. I also liked hearing you too :)

The Treasured Tales book sounds like a special book. What a great find at such a bargain price. At the moment, I am really enjoying trying to source books that have exquisite illustrations. I am discovering some wonderful illustrators. In fact, I have just placed an order for some books illustrated by Elizabeth Beskow that I think Savvy will really enjoy.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your precious video of Anna - it was a joy to watch.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this version of the book too. I haven't start flannel boards with JDaniel I bet he would love them.

Kim said...

Fantastic video! I loved getting to know Anna a little better.

Ticia said...

I loved the video! I go back and forth on videos on blogs, and like them sometimes and sometimes dislike them. But, this one was totally AWESOME!

The girl who painted trees said...

I love this video of her. Bear enjoyed it too. She's adorable:)