The Dragon’s Boy by Jane Yolen

Image

Kid says this book is depressing. The beginning was really cool because he met a dragon and interesting things happened but about a third of the way through, dramatic and negative things began to occur. The ending was tragic and left Kid a bit grouchy. He refused to give me a more detailed report than this.

rating: 3/10

Advertisements

Kid’s first art show.. “Sculptures with Sculpey”

Image

Banana Plant – Kid just informed me that a Banana tree is actually not a “tree”. I challenged this and found out I was wrong.. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/is-a-banana-a-fruit-or-a-herb

Image

Cardinal

Image

Boomerang Plant – a character he is using in a game he is creating.

Image

Pumpkin plant. Kid’s big brother grew pumpkins this past summer in his garden. Kid enjoyed watching them develop.

Image

Coconut Tree

Image

Pea Thrower – he spits them out of his mouth. Another character for his game.

Image

Aloe Vera

Image

American Goldfinch – Kid has been learning about birds and knows all the names of the birds he has sculpted.

Image

Downy Woodpecker

blue birds

A collection of bluebirds – Blue Jay, King Fisher, Stellar’s Jay, a character from the movie “The missing lynx” (top right).

Image

Black Capped Chickadee

Nature Walk

During our hike, we came across a this huge caterpillar. I am not sure what he is but we will research it and post it soon.

update: This is a Pandora’s Sphinx Moth.

Image

This one below was fuzzy and liked to walk around on this (lycoperdon), a type of ‘puff ball’ mushroom.

fuzzy caterpillar

On the way home, an artist was hosting an art show in his home. Kid loved this piece because he also loves to find faces and familiars in natural things like driftwood. He also likes to find little shells and rocks and this artist incorporated those things into this wood sculpture too.

artist home sculpture kid