Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The end of summer is a good time to think about the different kinds of experiences we have when the weather is warm. Even if you live somewhere that is always warm, summer is a different season.
Thinking about your summer, what can you count?
How many books did you read on lazy summer afternoons or sitting at a table in the cool, cool library?
How many relatives did you visit? Or did they visit you?
Did you take a trip? How many miles did you travel?
Charlie doesn't read, and he didn't go on a trip but he did make one new friend and that counts for a lot!
How many dogs in this picture?                                                      One dog. Charlie's friend, Schubert!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Let's Get to Work!

Let's make things. Let's build things. Let's draw and write. Let's read and discover. Let's do!
If you need help, ask. If you don't need help, say, thanks, I'm doing this myself. Either way, good for you! Winter days are good for doing and making. Enjoy these short days and use them up!

Are you looking for ideas on what to make? The PBS Parents site has lots of interesting ideas. Their site is on our list of things we like.

You could make some little boats. http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/recycled-cork-boats/
Or, you could make a book to keep your drawings and ideas in. http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/diy-mini-art-book/  There are lots of good ideas, too many to count.

Or get a book from the library. Whatever you do, send us a picture of what you've made, we'd love to see what you're so busy doing.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reading and Sharing

There are so many good books to read. If you go to school you probably have lots of chances to talk about books with your friends. What fun to share the silly, exciting, beautiful, thoughtful things you find when you read.
If you aren’t in school you can still share what you’ve read when you visit the library or at play-group or anywhere you go. The people at the grocery store, your care-giver, your doctor, most people like to hear a good story. You can ask, “Would you like to hear about the book I read?”
Reading is so good for you. So is napping.

P.S. At the beginning of this post there is a photograph of a pile of books. Two of those books are library books. See if you can find them.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

How Does it Happen?

Do you know what a procedure is? A procedure is the way something gets done.
If you want to call someone on the phone, you must dial their phone number,
that's the only way you will be able to talk to your friend or your grandma or your dog.

We have a procedure that we use to create our books.
It involves talking and drawing and writing and looking.
Here are some examples of how a drawing was created.
The artist looked at the dog. The artist took a photograph
of the dog so that she would remember certain details.
But she also did quick sketches to capture the dog's nature. 
One drawing she made with a pencil. The other drawing was
made using ink.

Don't you wonder who this interesting creature is? Wouldn't you like to know this dog's story?
If you like, write a story about this dog and we'll post it on our blog for others to read and enjoy! You can also tell us about the procedure you used to create your story.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Have You Read Our Books?

We were just wondering...

Have you read our books?
Would you like to have our books for your very own?

If you would like to purchase our books for yourself or someone you love, the information is on the right here. Or
email us at ceeceeandfunnymadame@gmail.com

If you already have our books, we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them for you.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Summer Time

Summer is a wonderful time to write someone a letter. 
Letters are written to share interesting things you know about the world and to talk to the person you are writing.
Maybe you have a school friend that you don't see so much in the summer time.
Or perhaps you'd like to thank someone for being your friend.
Or maybe your grandpa lives far, far away. Send a drawing with your letter so your reader can see what you see!

You can write the President of the United States a letter. 

Here's the President's address. 
The President of the USA (or write the President's name)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500