Tuesday, September 28, 2010

F is for Funky Feathers

We made this Funky F using:
Chipboard from a cereal box for the letter base
Yellow construction paper and scissors
Colored craft feathers
Glue: white Elmer’s

A Feather book we like is:
Feathers for Lunch by Louis Elhert which is a charming book about one unlucky little cat who makes many attempts at catching a wild bird for lunch but only comes close enough to snack on a feather or two. The unique artwork in the book is beautifully simple and most of the birds are accurate in size to the bird it was modeled after. At the end of the story the reader is presented with a “scientific” description of each bird. Both my two and four year old enjoyed this book.

Speaking of birds, another book we like is actually called Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek. This is another simple yet charming book that even very young children can likely stay attentive for as it talks about different colors and sizes of birds. The book becomes subtly poetic before the end.

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