Thursday, August 12, 2010

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I found Art on recommendation of one of What My Child Is Reading participants, but unfortunately I can’t recall who it was. Anna really enjoyed the rhymed story and the illustrations in the book. It also has very few words on each page to give more space for illustrations, so it could be a good book for beginning readers who still rely very much on memory when they “read” their books.

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The obvious choice for this project would be painting, but my daughter rarely goes for obvious choices and not a big fan of painting in general. She still has a love affair with her oil pastels, and she decided to do some rock painting instead. She scribbled on a bunch of stones and then suddenly remembered a ladybug stone painting that Aug8_Ladybug1they did in her school once. We picked a flat stone from our front yard, and after thinking about it for a while she decided that she wants to do “a modern ladybug”. I have no idea where she learned about “modern art” – probably something was mentioned in school. Her ladybug was modern all right – she first drew something resembling a skeleton and then used pastels of every color on it. Then she decided to give her creation “a dirt Aug8_Ladybug3 bath”. It made almost all colors come off, but she was pleased with her final result. 

Come and share your books and story stretchers with StArt hosted by A Mommy’s Adventures.

11 comments:

Christy said...

I remember someone writing about this book, but I don't remember who it was. It looks great.

We have some rocks waiting for decorating too!

MaryAnne said...

That book sounds neat, I'll have to look it up. Anna is certainly a girl who knows what she wants, and I always think that's a good thing (even if it can make parenting more challenging!)

My Family My Forever said...

I saw this book too and thought it looked like a great one as well.

OK, Anna is making me smile this morning with her "modern lady bug" and dirt bath:-).

She is awesome Natalie:-)!

Debbie said...

This is just too cute, her modern art ladybug and it's dirt bath.

Brimful Curiosities said...

A "modern ladybug.” You have the most hilarious child!

Ticia said...

I'm thinking Adventures of Bear?

I love her art, she and Batman would get along great with their plans and no one is going to sway them from it.

Aging Mommy said...

Oh my Anna just cracks me up - not art, modern art of your please which by the way she did a wonderful job of. I think we need to get some oil pastels and I meant to tell you we tried the glass crayons on foil and made bracelets and that was a lot of fun.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I think Michelle used this story for stART last week,but I think I'd seen it reviewed before that too. I love how thoughtful Anna looks - modern art is hard!

April said...

I think that A Mommy's Adventures used the book for her stART project recently. I have been wanting to see if our library had it as well. Modern Art...very funny. Kids just absorb everything they hear.

Pathfinder Mom said...

I love it when they come out with stuff and we wonder where they learned it from.

I'm with you on the paint. We used some today at the Children's Museum and I far prefer to do it there rather than at home!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I love her modern ladybug -- very original!! How does she come up with this stuff? It's amazing!