Thursday, November 10, 2011

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I need my monster

Anna and I are celebrating The Picture Book Month. You will see more of our favorite picture books in WMCIR posts throughout the month, mostly from our own book shelves. As we went through the book themes, I discovered that we have interesting holes in our library – absolutely no books on monsters, pirates or dragons. We were hard pressed to find books on princesses too! To save “the Monster day”, I brought a few books home from the library. The only book that Anna accepted as Nov8_Monster1 remotely interesting was I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll. It’s beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam. I think the story is pretty hilarious, but I was a bit worried that it will give my daughter some unwanted monster thoughts. I suggested her to create her own monster. She was not fully on board at first as she usually is with arts and crafts, but eventually really got into creating her Nov8_Monster2 monster, especially once she got hold of sparkly “spooky stickers”. As usual, she didn’t quit while she was ahead, but I still love how her monster turned out. No nightmares from this girly friendly monster :) I made one too, but mine turned out extremely plain in comparison to this one. It was a nice 30 min activity before dinner – it’s hard sometimes for us both to get into this type of projects, but results are so much fun.

9 comments:

Ticia said...

I love her monster. I'm curious which books were not liked by her. Pretty much all monster books have been hits here.

Christy said...

We haven't read that book - looks neat!

Debbie said...

I love her monster. She did a very good job of drawing her.

MaryAnne said...

I didn't know it was picture book month! I love Anna's monster - wonderfully friendly =)

I find there aren't that good princess picture books are hard to find!

Elise said...

Picture book month! I did not know about this but am excited to learn about it from you.

Anna's monster is so vibrant and is certainly friendly looking. I know what you mean about "not quitting while you're ahead". Blakie in particular will often draw wonderful pictures and then colour them - his colouring involves scribbling over parts of his picture with black 9or usually a dark coloured) crayon.

Your playdough colours in your previous post are lovely.i really like those colours and Anna's Chrismas creations. Your cardstock village that your husband is working on is amazing.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I just realized I never made it to commenting on this post yesterday. I clicked on the "picture book month" link at the top, and never made it back! I like Anna's monster - we are very familiar with not stopping while we're ahead - in fact I think that's the main appeal of the Fancy Nancy books - all the over the top feathers and beads and stickers and glitter :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great monster! This looks like a fun book.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

Monsters have just recently become funny instead of scary here and I am not quite sure what caused the change... I think making her own monster was a wonderful idea, and her monster is ADORABLE! :) Would love to see your version too. ;)

Kelly said...

We loved I Need My Monster. It is a very cute book. Her monster collage is great! I love how colorful and textured it is.
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