I'm loving Pan Macmillan's Picture Book Party, now in its third month. I'm being introduced to lovely picture books, adding to an already brilliant Pan-filled bookshelf, and enjoying doing some of the activities with my son. (I've written about the first book parties here and here.
Just to recap: how it works is that each month, participants get sent the publisher's picture book of the month, along with activity sheets and some tools like paint. We get to read the book, and choose an activity, either from one provided, or something online.
This month's book is Hoot Owl, about an out-of-the-ordinary owl who is a master of disguise. He cleverly disguises himself to try and catch prey to ease his hunger, but things don't work out as he planned. With great illustrations and some humour, this is another keeper.
Here are some of the activities that were sent (they're available online too, along with lots of others related to other books. They're fantastic to print out and work on during the holidays).