Our children’s book this week introduces readers to the two basic kinds of monster. On every page there are two possible outcomes… but some possibilities are more horrible than others! Here are five monstrous things to do, inspired by the story.
This week’s children’s book of the week is the award-winning Look Up! by Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola. It tells the story of Rocket, a girl who loves astronomy, and her big brother, who prefers his phone. We found five online things to do that are all inspired by the story.
Boo Boo Baby has lots of fun bouncing from animal to animal – but here comes a… rhino! “Boo hoo!” says Baby Boo Boo, so the animals comfort her, bouncing her back to bed. This is a wonderfully soothing bedtime story from the author of Handa’s Surprise.
Daisy: 006 and a Bit’ by Kes Gray, illustrated by Nick Sharratt is the story of Daisy, who was first introduced as the pea-refusing star of ‘Eat Your Peas’. There are now over fifteen Daisy books, including this one where she wears a moustache and joins the Secret Service.
A reading of ‘Daisy: 006 and a bit’ by KesGray
Check out the author Kes Gray reading ‘Daisy: 006 and a bit’ over here.
Explore Daisy’s website
If you’re wondering who Jack Beechwhistle is, or if you’ve forgotten the name of Dylan’s snake, this is a fun way to find out. Click here to find out more about Daisy over here.
Draw Daisy with Nick Sharratt!
The lovely Nick Sharratt shows you how to draw Daisy, line by line, in felt tip over here.
How to make a Caesar wheel
Budding secret agents need some kind of code-cracking device to send and receive messages. Luckily the clever people at Bletchley Park have created this printable Caesar wheel.
How to make invisible ink
Another way for kids to send a secret message is to experiment with invisible ink. Here are some great ideas for creating hidden messages.
Lola can’t imagine a world where she will ever eat tomatoes, carrots, peas, fishfingers or mashed potato. Will her brother Charlie’s stories help Lola to change her mind?
Make your day a Book Themed Day!
A Book Themed Day is an awesome way of bringing stories to life – especially when it comes to mealtimes. The Happy Mummy site suggests creating some delicious tomato-themed dishes with your child here. The bruschetta looks particularly appealing!
Make a vegetable–themed superhero cape
Charlie uses his imagination to encourage Lola to eat different food – in a similar spirit, here is another imaginative way to celebrate vegetables.
Grilled veggie skewers
Kids love getting involved in creating veggie kebabs – and building these colourful skewers might broaden their vegetable horizons.
Charlie and Lola paper dolls
The traditional activity of making paper dolls gets the Charlie and Lola treatment. Have a go at making your own over here.
This is a very cute project for Lola fans and a great opportunity to showcase their colouring skills.