Monday, November 30, 2009

Nuts and Bolts

Little Metal Dudes
by Isaac

Isaac made these AWESOME guys using a mishmash of loose odd screws and washers and whoosits...  One cool thing is that he didn't even glue them at all -- he fit everything together using the natural forms of the pieces...

Friday, November 27, 2009

"Entangled" by Gracie

"Entangled" for Illustration Friday
by Gracie, age 9

Medusa needs some help getting her snakes untangled...  but hairdressers aren't much good when they keep turning to stone!

"Entangled" by Isaac

"Entangled" for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 11


Scary Fox
by Lily

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Bookie Woogie'ing for a year...

We're celebrating the 1 year anniversary of our other family blog Bookie Woogie this week!  For the past year we've taken a look at some of our favorite children's books, both new releases and old favorites.  Each week we learn a little bit about writing, language, illustration, and storytelling.  But mostly it's just a fun place for our family to talk about books and why we love them.

Each week the kids make fan art for whatever book is highlighted.  It's lots of fun to make drawings inspired by our favorite illustrators.  Some of the pictures created for Bookie Woogie have already crept over to Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty, but I thought I'd showcase a few more of my favorite "fan art" pictures the kids have done thus far...

by Gracie, inspired by "Down the Back of the Chair"

by Lily, inspired by "Flip, Flap, Fly"

by Isaac, inspired by "Oliver Finds His Way"

by Elijah, inspired by "Beware the Tickle Monster"

by Lily, inspired by "Knuckleheads"

by Gracie, inspired by "Black and White"

by Isaac, accompanying a poem to Mom

by Lily, inspired by "Elephant and Piggie"

by Isaac, inspired by "Nugget on the Flight Deck"

by Gracie, inspired by "Holes"

by Isaac, inspired by "Max Spaniel"

by Elijah, also inspired by "Max Spaniel"

by Lily, inspired by "Little Hoot"

by Isaac, inspired by "Monsterlicious"

by Lily, inspired by "A Curious Collection of Cats"

by Gracie, inspired by "The Adventures of Marco and Polo"

by Lily, inspired by "Wave"

by Isaac, also inspired by "Wave"

by Gracie, also inspired by "Wave"

by Isaac, Grace, and Lily -- inspired by "How Are You Peeling"

There's plenty more over at Bookie Woogie...  If you've not done so yet, I invite you to check it out!

Monday, November 02, 2009

"Skinny" by Lily

"Skinny" for Illustration Friday
by Lily, age 6

That's one skinny elephant!

"Skinny" by Isaac

"Skinny" for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 11

Two snakes discussing their diets...