December 9, 2010
Little Tree Window Display
With a little painter's tape and some Crayola window markers A and I collaborated to make this colorful Christmas tree window display.
Taping off the tree only took me a couple minutes, but filling in the tree kept her busy for a good half hour. Long enough for me to get started on some home made Christmas gifts!
Little Tree by e.e. cummings & Chris Raschka
When Christy @ Superheroes & Princesses posted about this book, I knew I needed to find it. Luckily for me our library had it! I can see why Christy has added it to her collection. The illustrations are superb: colorful, primitive, and yet complex, they captivated both A and myself. The story tells about a little tree who is happy to be taken from his forest to be sold to a little family and decorated for Christmas. The story is based on an e.e. cummings poem which is printed in its entirety at the start of the book. Strangely enough, A was restless through most of the story - I ended up improvising a toddler-abbreviated version - but she asked me to read the poem out-loud and listened quietly to all seven stanzas. Just shows the power of good poetry!
I'm linking up to:
- stART @ A Mommy's Adventures