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1. Love Thy Pets – Picture Book Reviews

Why do animals feature so heavily in picture books? 1. They are so relatable. 2. They provide a sense of comfort and nurturing. 3. They reinforce positive emotions and behaviours such as empathy. Whether these animals are represented as their true natures or anthropomorphically, children (and adults) feel connected to these cute characters and regard […]

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2. The "Great Create"

Our local library hosted a creative contest using their iMac lab. 
The theme was "Unmasked" and required participants to create something visual using the lab for a part of it. Why not! And what do you know?! I won first place for my age division! And what's more, wouldn't you know that I was the only entry in my age division!! Ah well, so it goes. 
It was fun just the same, and the prize money was a sweet wedding gift for my daughter. I chose a quote by Dr Suess that has always been a favorite: 

"Be who you are and say what you mean. 
Because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." 

Of course, such a statement needs to be examined somewhat, for there are times when we still need to choose our words with care, but for this use, I found it most fitting. 

Above on display in the library, and below a detail of the illustration.

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3. Free activity sheets from My Home Library and Dr Seuss

My series on free activity sheets from children’s authors and illustrators continues today with two especially lovely sites.

My Home Library, set up by former UK Children’s Laureate Anne Fine, is packed with free downloadable book plates, designed by a wide range of amazing illustrators including Quentin Blake, Posy Simmonds, Anita Jeram, Shirley Hughes and Chris Riddell. Whilst there are lots of full colour book plates available, our favourite are the black and white ones just perfect for colouring in and decorating and then putting inside our favourite books at home.

Book plates are great for your home library, for refreshing book new to you from second hand shops and for personalising books given as gifts – so go and choose one or many you love and enjoy creating your own home library!

There’s also a small selection of bookmarks to print and personalise – these make great presents, just as the book plates do!

You are free to print or copy any number, so long as it is for non-commercial use only.

Next up is a perennial favourite – Dr Suess! Suessville has plenty of games and activities, including colouring in, mazes, maths, matching pairs and more, all featuring favourite Dr Suess characters. On this page you can search for activities by type or by Dr Suess book.

My thanks go to Damyanti Patel for alerting me to the Dr Seuss activity pages :-)


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