Still having lots of fun with Alison Hertz‘ Doodle Day May. The subjects today are ‘ shoes’ and ‘design a font.’ I dedicated the Circus font to Alison (if you don’t know why – you need to read her bio/look at facebook pics.) The shoe doodle made me think of my little girls growing up.
I sketched Circus first, then colored it in Photoshop. I used colored pencils & ink on the shoes.
Now on to my pick for Susanna Hill‘s Perfect Picture Book Friday.
This book reminds me of when my girls were little and it was bathtime. When dad supervised it was always lively with lots of giggling, shrieking and splashing. The walls were dripping, the floor was submerged and the bubbles were everywhere. (When I supervised – somehow it never seemed as much fun.)
Title: Big Red Tub (Note: Released as Big Red Bath in UK)
Author: Julia Jarman
Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds
Publisher: Orchard Books, 2004
Audience Age: 2-4
Themes/Topics: Bathtime, Imagination
Opening Sentences: Stan and Stella in the big red tub. I splash! You splash! Splash! Splash! Splash!
Synopsis: Dad is supervising bathtime. The children have lots of fun especially when all kinds of animals join in. Dog, lion, kangaroo, duck and even a hippopotamus! And bathtime ends up going beyond the walls of the house….
Why I like it: It’s sudsy fun and the rhythm and rhyme are a rollicking good time. The illustrations are big and bright. Matter of fact they are so bubbly and soapy you either need a raincoat or a scrub brush. When I read this to my grands they immediately wanted a re-read. This is for a younger audience, but definitely a lively selection. (You probably won’t want to read it at bed time, tho’ it is such a romp the kids get excited.)
Activities/Resources: Ms. Jarman has a coloring page from her website here. And an activity sheet .
I could recommend something about hygiene, but that’s not fun…. how about B U B B L E S ? (Click and scroll down the page to find a dozen bubble activities.)
Availability: Barnes & Noble, Amazon
(Susanna Leonard Hill is the originator of PPBF and you can find all the other PPB recommendations and links on her blog.)
Have fun enjoying the book. Stop by tomorrow for another Doodle update. Blessings on your day!
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