Friday, May 28, 2010

That big, bad wolf ...

He's always gobbling up something or someone -- and this time it's Neil's arm. By the look of things though, Neil isn't too upset over it. Neil is totally into wolves right now, especially werewolves. Well, just as long as they aren't too scary, of course. Rick had Michael Jackson's Thriller video on the TV the other day. You should have seen Neil bolt from the room like a flash of lightening. Paper bag wolf = okay. Thriller = run for your lives!

We've been reading various versions of Little Red Riding Hood for school. We read the original by Grimms and another version by James Marshall. Today we read William Wegman's version. Do you have any of his books? He's the one that dresses up his weimaraner dogs. I was reading the part about Little Red Riding Hood taking blueberry muffins to her grandma. Just out of the blue, Neil says, "Why doesn't she bring dog biscuits?" I don't know why, but it cracked me up. We have several of Wegman's books and the dogs always make me laugh. They look so bored and like they're saying, "Why are you doing this to me?" We didn't do a lot of crafts for Little Red Riding Hood, but we did do some activity pages that I found online. It's amazing how much you can find on the Internet, especially for the older books and stories like these -- lots of fun, educational stuff!

In completely different news -- I saw the illustrations today for the second book in the Dilly series. This one is called A New Friend for Dilly and he searches from A to Z to find the perfect friend. Lisa Oakman has done a great job illustrating it. She's given Dilly such a lovable personality. And, that's hard to do with a rat who hangs out in trash all day! I'm not sure when this will go to print, but I was really excited to see the artwork. The Marshmallow Man, however, is at the printer NOW and should be available in two weeks. I can't wait for it to come out -- it's a fun story!


  1. Great looking wolf and ain't he behaving on Neil's arm! Good luck on The Marshmallow Man.

  2. Totally love that wolf puppet!