Tuesday, July 9, 2013
"The Legend of the Golden Snail" by Graeme Base is a book I read when we are studying snails and pirates. It is about imagination, challenges, helping others, adventure and more.
Graeme’s illustrations pop off of each page in beautiful deep colours.
But what I really like about the book is that it contains a book within a book. When you open the cover you will find a miniature version of the bedtime story that the main character is read and that begins his adventure.
I found a real shell that matches the one that Wilbur, the main character and his cat, eventually find. I painted it gold and will use it as a conversation prompt when we read the book in September for "Talk Like a Pirate Day”.