Read and make: Dominic by William Steig

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D. just finished Dominic by William Steig  (published in 2007 by Square Fish (first published 1972)) , he enjoyed this book a lot.

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As always I asked him to write in his reading journal, since now that he’s an independent reader, I’m not always reading his books with him (and it’s fun for him).  Parts of his reading journal include description of where the story is set. He numbered quite a few spots where Dominic stopped on his way.

The idea popped up why not make a map of Dominic’s adventures, this will make re-telling much easier. D. of course jumped at the idea. He grabbed a large sheet of white construction paper and set to work. Unfortunately we were out of watercolor paper, so our map curled a little. After painting on forest scenery, D. made houses, cut them out and pasted them for additional “3D” effect. The final touch was to trace Dominic and alligator and with the help of paper clips we now have to figures that can move around the forest.




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