I thought that YouTube’s “Cosmic Panda” was extra-cute and thought I should grab some images of him before he disappeared forever.
I made some flashcards; now I’m thinking of how to incorporate them into a storytime. Perhaps a felt board story about Cosmic Panda’s intergalactic friends?
WEEKS LATER … Well, I didn’t go for the felt board idea. Instead, I’ve been working feverishly on a fairly long and complex story about Cosmic and his galaxy of friends that I’m printing on card stock. So far, I’m up to two chapters.
Click on the last link below to see how this project unfolded. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about Cosmic Panda and his intergalactic adventures.
Most of my Storytimes include a rousing rendition of “Old MacDonald” accompanied by an assortment of farm animal stuffies that I pull out of a library bag at the appropriate moment. Kids love it. Parents anticipate naming the farm animals with their kids, and I thoroughly enjoy performing this bit of […]
I was very fortunate to have attended a workshop on November 14, 2013 hosted by the the amazingly talented, charming, and hypercreative Charlotte Diamond. On sale were some amazing felts, including the “made-in-Canada” Slippery Fish, above. Not cheap but excellent quality! And… I won a copy of Ms. Diamond’s new board book, Slippery Fish in […]
Canada Day is fast approaching (July 1), but I’m more intrigued by this great craft from Australia (Australia Day is January 26). Many thanks to Phillipa at House of Baby Piranha (!) for this great activity for kids. House of Baby Piranha | Koala Newspaper Collage DLTK | Koala Template designKULTUR | ENVIRONMENT | «A […]
The incredibly talented, charming, and self-deprecatingly humorous author/artist gave a presentation about what it’s like being Oliver Jeffers before a sold-out audience on Saturday, 23 February 2013 in Vancouver. I took a stack of my favourite books for Mr. Jeffers to sign (photos, below) but, alas, the capacity crowd meant a limit of 2 autographs per devotee. […]
PDF files from Guybrarian to you > feel free to print + share + spread the silliness! PDF > FELT BOARD STORY: Ten Little Candles PDF > FELT BOARD STORY: Little Mouse PDF > FINGER PLAY: Here Is the Beehive PDF > JOKES: Jokes About Our Bee Friends PDF > Rhymes and Songs PDF > ACTION! Zoom Zoom Zoom PDF > BIBLIOGRAPHY: A […]