Flannel Friday: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas

27 Jul

I think many of us in library-storytimeland LOVE Jan Thomas’s books. They’re so simple, yet HILARIOUS. Who decides to write a book about dust bunnies who rhyme? Jan Thomas. Who decides to write about a fat cat deciding where to sit? Jan Thomas.

It’s the latter story that I decided to flannelize (yes, we decided that’s a word). I wanted my flannel pieces to look cartoonish, just like Thomas’s fun illustrations.

Here’s Fat Cat:

He enjoys his tuna.

Will Fat Cat sit on… THE COW!?

MOO!?

Will Fat Cat sit on the CHICKEN!?

SIT ON THE PIG! SIT ON THE PIG!

Will Fat Cat sit on the DOG?

GRRRRR….

Then what WILL Fat Cat sit on?

Oh boy…

Perhaps he could sit on…

…the CHAIR!?

OF COURSE!

And, you’ll just have to read the book to find out what happens next.

The pieces are all cut from felt and painted with Scribbles 3D Fabric Paint.  The cat, dog, and mouse  (I deleted the knickers) are from Marktoon.co.uk, a new site I found this week. Here are the cowchicken and pig. For the chair I photocopied a page in the book.

I’m considering adding some words to this (at least the word NO!) as that’s one thing I love about the book – the print awareness it reinforces.

The Flannel Friday roundup will be hosted by Amanda at Toddler Tales. To learn more about Flannel Friday (and how you can participate) visit our blog. Click the link to the right to see all the flannels (over a year’s worth) on Pinterest.

Happy Flanneling!

 

 

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3 Responses to “Flannel Friday: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas”

  1. Trista January 14, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Totally awesome! I’m planning on doing this for my cat program. Thank you for sharing!

  2. K @ Storytime Fun July 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    You did a beautiful job of flannelizing the book and keeping its cartoonish quality. I have yet to try much paint on felt yet. You just might have inspired me to try because I love Fat Cat and his chair!

    Hope you are enjoying a nice relaxing weekend!
    ~K~

  3. Sarah July 28, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    This is really cute. I might have to make one now too. Thanks for sharing!

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