Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Book Week 2011 - Wednesday

Do you like book parades?  

We do.

It's a whole celebration of books at our place, there is a process we go through for character selection.

Here is how it goes.

The boys pull out a selection of their favourite books.  We then go through them, reading them leading up to book week, talking about the characters they like and why they like them.  They then select some possible characters they would like to be.  

This year is different for us.  This year Eggy is in Year 3.  Years 3 to 6 do not participate in the parade, they do a book review instead.  It's a bit sad, because dressing up in character brings the book alive!  Eggy was a bit sad too, but he is ok now.  I did tell him we can have our own parade here at home, but he said it's not the same.  I do tend to agree with him.  I was thinking today that next year, I might have a book parade party at our house, you know, just because, and do it on the weekend, because book week is a whole week you know!  We can do book invites for the neighbours to come dressed as their favourite character - who knows, they might just like that idea.  It could be lots of fun.  

So back to this years book parade. . . . It's also different for Minnie this year too.  Instead of going through his favourite books, he come home and knew straight away the character he wanted to be.  There was no maybe about it baby.  He was certain that he wanted to be Big and Bad and he wanted to do some Huffing and Puffing all about the place.  Oh well, there will be no book culling pile this year.  Minnie is onto it pronto!  Go Minnie!

Pencil and paper for very important planning.    

Cutting and measuring and making goes 'ahead'.  

Stepping back to take a look at progress.  

Hmmmm, looking rather hungry here.  So far, so good.  
Don't you just love the silver tooth fillings!  Hmmmm Mr Wolf, a visit to the denist it seems.  Perhaps he needs to brush his teeth a bit better in future!

In the lines of keeping it simple, simple it is!

If you look closely enough, you will see his tail which is the tail he wore last year here as Dingo in Wombat Stew.  I do love a bit of a recycle.  I am noticing a bit of a canine pattern emerging here too, hmmmm, yes, I certainly do.

Be afraid.

 Be   V.E.R.Y    a.f.r.a.i.d.

What a wonderful book week parade was had at school today.  The best part was, I am in Year 1 on Wednesdays, so I got to help the children get into character.  It was so much fun.  I spent the morning learning with Little Red Riding Hood, Ben 10, Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, Pippi Longstocking, various princesses and fairies, Woody, pirates, The Saucepan Man, Sleeping Beauty, Where's Wally - that was soooo funny, the children kept saying 'Where's Wally - oh here he is!' and many more.  

I would just also like to share the fact that I became Aunty for the 8th time at 10.37pm last night.  Awwwwww a big welcome to the family to our newest little princess.  (xx)

Thanks for stopping by my place today.
Have a wonderful book reading Wednesday at your place.

 Today is Wednesday, we like reading on Wednesday.


Colette said...

LOVE the idea of a book parade. That wolf is terrific, and I'm afraid, VERY afraid!
I think my girls are at the only school that doesn't dress up for book weeks/ days. I'm so sad about this, I keep mentioning it, hoping that they will join in too. Maybe I should just do my own at home too! x

Wombat's Picnic said...

Our book character parade is next week - my children start thinking about it at the beginning of the year:) Unfortunately, they change their mind a million times, so its a mad rush the week before no matter what! So glad our whole school does it - my grade 4 would be very sad if he couldn't dress up! Cyndy

simona said...

what a very cool costume!! it's adorable, although i know, it's really sooo frightening! :)
we never did anything like that at school, i feel like i missed out!