Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library
|From Pablo's Diary: Tuesday, November 1, 2011|
A stegosaurus! That was my Halloween costume this year. It was green with blue spikes. Cool beans! I went to the dog park and got lots of treats and had oodles of fun. Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and Thanksgiving is a close second. I already checked out as many Thanksgiving items as I could carry. I got Thanksgiving in the Barn: A Pop-up Book by Nadine Bernard Westcott, A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting, Trucksgiving by Jon Scieszka and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving by Justine Fontes. The fun never ends!
At the library we celebrated France in recognition of the 2011 Kids Euro Festival. Miss Julie found a great book about a dog who went on an adventure in Paris. It was called Come Fly with Me by Satomi Ichikawa. Other good books that combine dogs and France are Moi & Marie Antoinette by Lynn Cullen and A Porc in New York by Catherine Stock. I was the only PAL dog, so I got a lot of attention. It was my lucky night!
The kids enjoyed special French cookies called madeleines and made Paper Dog Crafts. (Note: Paper Dogs are like Paper Dolls only a lot a whole lot cooler.) Here’s what you need and what you do if you’d like to make a Paper Dog with a Parisian wardrobe.
- Card stock/poster board
- A doggie image
- A couple of copies of a Parisian outfit to fit the dog
- Glue stick
- Markers/colored pencils/crayons
- Glue the doggie image to the card stock for extra support.
- Cut out the doggie on card stock image, and set aside.
- Color the Parisian outfits for the doggie to wear.
- Cut out the outfits, including the folding tabs.
- Create the outfit of your choice by attaching the clothing items to the doggie model.
- Enjoy your Paper Doggie craft, or give it to someone to enjoy.
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