Welcome to the November edition of the Virtual Book Club for Kids. This month’s featured author is the prolific, delightful Tomie dePaola. Tomie dePaola has written many classic children’s books including; Strega Nona, The Art Lesson and 26 Fairmount Avenue. It was hard to focus in on one particular book. I left the choice up to my eldest daughter and she chose Days of the Blackbird.
4. Draw details on the white bird with black pencil crayons and use white pencil crayons on the black bird.
5. Use a glue stick to paste the black and white birds together, be sure to glue the popsicle stick between the two birds.
My girls each made a bird puppet. They even made smaller birds. The book was lovely and this craft inspired them to play with these birds for hours. Now, it’s time to see what books and activities everyone else has been inspired to do. The great thing about Tomie dePaola is that his books cover a wide range of age groups. There really is a book for everyone in his collection. I cannot wait to check out the other blogs that are participating in the book club.