Thursday, July 14, 2011

String Sail Boat Craft

I came across this craft the other day and thought it was perfect for a summer craft.

It's a fun craft for an older child but it still needs some adult supervision.

Hope you are enjoying your summer so far!! Here are some fun books to read on those quiet summer nights.

"This 1953 story begins with Ms. Wise's typically lyrical prose: "Born at sea in the teeth of a gale, the sailor was a dog. Scuppers was his name." However, much of the book's language is not quite as enchanting, nor as warmly and wisely love-soaked as Ms. Brown's "Runaway Bunny." Perhaps it's just that this is aimed at a slightly older reader/listener than 'Bunny.'
The revelation here (in this Golden Book edition) is the very richly-hued palette of Garth Williams, who, for example, uses orange, purple, and varied shades of green with originality and flair. Some of his pictures recall (and may have inspired?) Richard Scarrey's busily occupied town creatures. The two-page illustration of Scuppers asleep in his cabin may very well lull your little one to sleep, and invite adult fantasies of building a cozy houseboat. Recommended!" Reviewed by:M Allen Greenbaum

"This is a beautiful book. The words are so wonderfully vivid and descriptive you almost don't need the pictures. The illustrations are gorgeous but I think it's the writing that is this book's greatest appeal. Both the writing and the illustrations get 5 stars." Reviewed by:teacher 

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