Sunday, 23 August 2015

"Every Second Friday" - a wonderful picture book for Father's Day

I love this picture book by Kiri Lightfoot and Ben Galbraith.  It would make an excellent addition to support children of separated or divorced parents.  

Every second Friday Margi (aged six and a half) and her brother Totty (aged four and three quarters) spend the weekend at their Dad's house and get up to all sorts of adventures. This is a light-hearted story full of imagination.

You can read a review of the book here or find teaching ideas here.  

Click on the image below or here to find out more ideas to support this picture book.

Do you know of any other terrific picture books that can be used around Father's Day?  If so, please leave a message in the comments section below.

Have a terrific week!

Monday, 10 August 2015

Newspaper Hats

A new title has crossed my desk and I love it!  It would be a great companion text to "Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge".

"Newspaper Hats" is written by Phil Cummings and illustrated by Owen Swan.  You can read a review of it here.

This story is about a young girl whose grandfather has lost his memory and cannot remember her, but can remember making newspaper hats.

Here are some links on how to make newspaper hats:

Tutorial on YouTube: \

Another tutorial on YouTube:

This is such an awesome picture book that links so well with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Patridge...I made a resource for Wilfrid to introduce the 4H reading strategy.  You can find more info about that here:

Click on the image above to find out more.  Actually, I will discount this resource even further for my blog followers :)