Stick Man lives in the family tree,
With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three …
Julia Donaldson has done it again with this adorable tale of a Stick Man’s adventure and journey to get home to his family after being “captured” by a dog in the park one morning. I just can’t get enough of this amazing author’s ability to capture her readers both through her fantastic poetry and clever plots! I often find myself wondering if Ms. Donaldson just goes about her daily life thinking in the poetic form she uses … she’s such a fun, fantastic writer! We have a fast-growing “Julia Donaldson” section in our home library as a result!
Stick Man is a new one for us that I’ll be saving this one for when the new Christmas stories take over the Seasonal Library shelf in Miss J’s room. While Christmas isn’t a predominant theme in the story, it does have a place in it, so this will be a fantastic “new” story for our Christmas storytime adventures this year.
I also fully intend on taking the story a step further by trying out this awesome “stick family” craft from Red Ted’s Art Blog. What a fun way to breathe life into sticks – which are a dime a dozen in this house thanks to my daily purge of Miss J’s backpack pockets. She collects rocks, sticks, leaves and random “strange things” (aka. garbage) from the playground, smuggles them into the school and sneaks them into her backpack to take home and show me. And yes, we have a bin of her “collectibles” that she insists we keep for her. *SIGH*