I am very excited to join in stART, hosted by A Mommy’s Adventure for this first time this week. Our artwork is fairly sporadic at home, but this week Tornado Boy was very inspired by the book Library Mouse and he decided to create and illustrate his own book.
Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk is the story of a mouse named Sam who lives in a knot hole in a library. He decides to write and illustrate his own books and leave them in the library for the children to read. The librarian becomes very curious about who “Sam” is and wants to arrange a “meet the author” event. I’ll leave it to you to read the book and find out who the children meet. This is a really wonderful children’s book and is so worth picking up.
Tornado Boy asked if he could write his own book after reading Library Mouse. I stapled together some papers for him and helped him with the spelling for the title pages. I left the house and Tornado Dad worked with him answering his questions and helping him learn how to draw a truck. When I came home, the two of them shared the story with me. I was delighted with what they created. I scanned the book and transcribed the story. Here’s Tornado Boy’s book and story:
I’m really hoping that this experience will help Tornado Boy to trust his creative instincts and to want to try more art projects at home. This was so much fun.
Check out what other kids are reading and doing artwork for at A Mommy’s Adventures.