Mini Blog Vacation

h1 June 15th, 2010 by jules

Hi there, dear readers. Just a quick note to say I’m taking a short blog break this week, as I’ll be going out of town here very soon for the latter part of the week to volunteer at my beautiful alma mater. This week, I also am cramming last-minute, as I’m wont to do, for a story time I’ll be doing today at my local public library. I decided to tell, amongst other things, Henkes’ Kitten’s First Full Moon on the felt board. What do you think?

My mother helped with those drawings. I’m afraid I might be the reason, though, that the version of the kitten on the left, sitting on the steps, looks a bit like a forest creature or chihuahua.

See you all Sunday for kickin’. Have a good week, one and all.





14 comments to “Mini Blog Vacation”

  1. You. Make. Your. Own. Felts.
    How awesome are you???

    Have fun!


  2. Glad to hear you’re taking a break…

    ……to do some OTHER work elsewhere. Heh. I must’ve missed the committee meeting where they re-defined “vacation.” :)

    Do have a good week, Jules!


  3. Thanks, guys. I’m probably breaking all kinds of copyright rules by even doing this. Ah well. Come visit me in library prison.


  4. It’s only wrong if you start selling the felt pieces, I think.

    My favorite piece is Kitten all curled up sleeping. That’s my favorite illustration in the book, too, I think, although it’s hard to pick a favorite in that book.


  5. Jules,
    Your sweet felt scenes bring back memories of my Mom’s felt-board projects for her kindergarten class. I got to play with the cut pieces afterwards. And felt felt friendly. : – )
    Missed participating in Sunday Kicks (end-of-school awards and parties) but enjoyed reading ‘em on Tuesday. Have a great presentation and then, vacation.


  6. Have fun! Kitten’s First Full Moon is so sweet.


  7. Just wanted to let you know that there’s an award for you over at Book Love! I looooove 7 Imp and will be eternally grateful to you for introducing me to Oliver Jeffers!


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  9. This is a lovely felt board set! Is it bad of me that I immediately think of “Kitty’s First Meteor Hurtling on a Terrifying Death Path Toward Earth” (Candlewick editor Hannah Mahoney’s contribution to Children’s Books That Never Were)?


  10. Farida, hoo ha! No, that’s not bad. That made me laugh.


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  12. Aw. You and your mom are so crafty. Is it possible you could have shared the book AND told the felt story? When beautifully illustrated books are also irresistibly perfect for props, puppets and felts, I like to both share the book and use the props.


  13. Amber, yes, I showed them the book as I told the felt board story. I felt it was a must to show them Henkes’ art!


  14. Great minds think alike! I have a homemade Kitten’s First Moon, too! Rather than felt, I used interfacing that I purchased from a sewing store. It’s thinner and I was able to trace the images directly from the book on to the fabric- no drawing required. I use it for my annual Caldecott Storytime that I do in January.


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