Monday, August 23, 2010

parasol monarchs

The other day, Pic and I read The Umbrella Queen written by Shirin Yin Bridges and illustrated by Taeeun Yoo. I love the kind of subdued colors Yoo uses. The book is about a town that crafts umbrellas and chooses an umbrella-making queen annually. The young girl in the story makes me think of Pic in that she's kind of like,"Yes, I see what you're doing over there and it's nice, but I think I'm going to do this thing over here." [In case you weren't sure, I'm not quoting from the book.]

After we read the book, Pic wanted to make umbrellas for her ladies. We started with coffee filters and watercolors. We added some popsicle sticks, construction paper, glue and (lots and lots of) tape to the mix. It was a fun project overall.

[Sorry about the angle on that second one. They're laying on the table. Swan the Princess had just borned a baby this very day. She does that a lot.]