This is the Cat,
And these are the Cat's pyjamas.
On Tuesday the Cat wears ocean pyjamas and dreams a dream of humpback wales, swishy tails, sea turtles, eels and flippery seals. What a dream of ocean delight for the Cat in the night....
....On Thursday the Cat wears road pyjamas...and dreams a dream of a big red rig, diggers that dig, a tractor, a trike and a fast motorbike. What a dream of road delight for the cat in the night.
On Sunday the cat wears Monster pyjamas and...stay awake all through the night!
After many a trip to the local library to borrow this book and read it umpteen times a day and each night before bed, I finally purchased a copy for my daughter. Before giving it to her, I crafted the idea of bringing the book to life...the story of Cat and his pyjamas. So I set to work with a little Cat toy that was in our collection and with a snippet of fabric here and there, seven matching pyjama's in the same theme of the book were made. Cat can now wear Space, Ocean, Garden, Jungle, Road, Sky and Monster pyjamas whilst enjoying the book. A little carry bag made from the scraps to transport his night time wardrobe around.
Have you ever brought a book to life? Created something to help tell the story? Now that I have, I'm looking at my children's books in a way I never have before...
And if you have children and haven't read this book, please do. It's one of our favourites. The Cat's Pyjmamas by Catherine Foreman
Joining in with this creative community.