Coinciding with today’s National Simultaneous Storytime 2014, here’s a box of elephants from the picture book, “Too many elephants in this house” by Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner. It was created with masking tape, red acrylic paint with sponged shading, blue corrugated cardboard, black ink permanent marker and pink and silver waterbomb balloons. Trunks were cut from matching pink and silver plastic partyware bowls.
This back panel was left unpainted deliberately. Note the yellow plastic ladder emerging from the chimney hole.
One more elephant squeezes in!
Here’s a great book trailer for the picture book:
Too many elephants in this house by Ursula Dubosarsky
& Andrew Joyner
And an elephant story we once retold as a digital slideshow on PhotoPeach:
The elephant’s child
Just before 11.00 this morning, the school library at Penrith Public School was invaded by a herd of tiny elephants, to help celebrate National Simultaneous Storytime 2014:
It’s Term 3, so the first Book Week displays from classes have started to arrive in the school library! This has been an annual tradition at my school long before I arrived here. The displays become a part of the library decor until the next Book Week, when everything is refreshed. This year’s slogan is “Champions read”.
1/2H presents “The last Viking”
K-2B presents a frieze featuring “The three billy goats Gruff” and a farm
3F presents “A bus called Heaven”
“A bus called Heaven” – revealed!
K-3R presents “Ben and Duck”
1G presents “Rudie nudie”
1K presents “Surrealism for kids”
Click HERE to see some sample pages.
The creators of “The last viking” have also posted 1/2H’s display on their website! Congratulations 1/2H!
Watch a slideshow of all of these displays (and more as they are added) HERE!
Congratulations to Class 3/4M for creating this colourful, three-dimensional display for the library on the Crichton Award nominated book, “The lighthouse kids of Maatsuyker Island: a true Tasmanian adventure”! This and other class displays are in my Flickr slideshow.
Teacher-librarians had been mentioning that Aldi supermarkets were stocking a large, exclusive, felt map of the world, which might prove useful to decorate the library for Book Week (this year’s theme being, “One world, many stories”). I checked out my local Aldi today and, sure enough, there it was. It comes with 100 small felt pieces to attach to the map: iconic buildings, animals, birds, people, products, rivers – and labels for the oceans and continents. Looks great!
Congratulations to Class 1H for creating this beautiful display for the library on the picture book, “Family forest”! This and other class displays are in my Flickr slideshow.