Book Week 2017. Australia! Story Country

Early in the week Irena Kobald shared the story behind her award-winning picture book “My Two Blankets” with the students in Years 2 – 4.

With Irena Kobald
With Irena Kobald

And on Friday, I ticked all the boxes for our Book Week Parade.

Will is small for his age but fast and quick-witted.

All his life he dreamed of becoming a great knight (Librarian / Book Warrior that’s close enough right? )
On theme, Australia! Story Country

And this year most of the students knew who I was dressed as.

Dressed as Will / Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan
Dressed as Will / Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan

 

Given my dubious track record (2015 2014 2012) at Book Week Parade, the big question is will I be able to tick all the boxes next year?

 

Tiny Hats on Cats – Book Craft

Last term I purchased this adorable book ‘Tiny Hats on Cats: Because Every Cat Deserves to Feel Fancy’ by Adam Ellis.

Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis
Tiny Hats on Cats by Adam Ellis

Not only is it filled with adorable pictures of moggies with their tiny hats – most of whom seem somewhat appreciative of their new head gear – but it also contains instructions on how to make these tiny hats.

Hats and Instructions!
Hats and Instructions!

I gave the student who borrowed the book for the holidays a challenge – to make a tiny hat for his cat!

He rose to the occasion and made three of the tiny hats.

Check Out These Tiny Hats!!
Check Out These Tiny Hats!!

I’m told his cat wasn’t as agreeable as the felines pictured in the book, however, the resident library cats love their new look.

Resident Library Cats in Tiny Hats
Resident Library Cats in Tiny Hats

Okay truth is only The Cat in the Hat loved trying on a new hat, Garfield remained unamused.

And Pumbaa felt left out and had to join in.

 

Pumba
Pumbaa

 

 

I wonder if Pepsi Parsons would like a tiny hat…