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:
Will Fat Cat sit on… THE COW!?
Will Fat Cat sit on the CHICKEN!?
Will Fat Cat sit on the DOG?
Then what WILL Fat Cat sit on?
Perhaps he could sit on…
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 cow, chicken 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.