Tuesday, 21 September 2010
The Adventures of Grinubud
Earlier this year, this little fellow came to join us, stealing my sweet 6 year old son's heart.
It all started with this book from the library. For some reason he looked through the book with me. The book starts with lots of staged photos of the sock creatures in poses & situations. Tintin just loved it and we had to raid his sock box for some suitable materials. Grinubud was our first. The name was his choice. Many more sock creatures have followed. And other sock doll books. Sock fish are the current favourite as he can almost do this on his own.
He is entering his sock dolls, primarily this one, into his class recycling competition where they have to make something useful that has been diverted from landfill. Along with this he is writing about the Adventures of Grinubud, on my devious suggestion to get him practicing his handwriting (as requested by his teacher). So far he has got as far as the title page & we have printed off a couple of photos for illustration. We'll see if he sticks with it.