Friday, November 07, 2008

Book Report

The Man-Cub did his second book report on Madeline L'Engle's 'A Wrinkle in Time' - thanks to Auntie Karen who gave him the set for Christmas. I suggested a simpler book - with a simpler plot - but he insisted...

It's a Coat Hanger Book Report - and he did one with just pictures when he was in first grade - but the basic idea is that you use index cards to give your summary and some basic information about the book and attach them to a coat hanger like a mobile. The painting of the stenciled letters - to look like the book cover - took a long time as we had to wait for each letter to dry before we could paint the next one - except for K and L - hehe...

The Man-Cub wanted to use lots of pictures - those weren't required but they make a much nicer mobile...

The finished mobile - that was a lot of yarn tying - good thing we learned the square knot in Scouts...

...and here's the play by play...


  1. That book was one of the reason's my boyfriend and I ended up on a first date! I love the mobile! What a fun project.

  2. That looks like a lot of work but nice results. E

  3. Thanks Kristina,

    He had a lot of fun with the project and the book!

  4. yes, very nice. glad he enjoyed it! love,k

  5. hi! thanks for visiting me over at bits of sunshine!

    what a wonderful idea! i'm going to tuck this away for future reference. my girl is just 5 and we are starting home school.