Mirandy and Brother Wind Written by Patricia C. McKissack Illustrated by Jerry Pinckney
The Gist: A little girl, Mirandy, is determined to capture Brother Wind so she can win a junior cake walk.
Story Review: The watercolors are gorgeous, but I’m biased because I love Jerry Pinckey’s artwork. The story makes use of [...]
Oh, the THINKS You Can Think! Written and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss (Warning: the site is noisy!)
The General Gist: The other Oh, You Can book that tells you to think outside the box.
Story Review: Simplistic rhyme scheme with whimsical (although typical) Seuss drawings, language, and message. I like that made up [...]
This past Tuesday I posted about The Complete Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and below I’ve listed a few different ways to bring Poe’s fictional works to real life. Normally I do an immersion activity and post about it, but it’s October and it’s hard to think about posting about all sorts of Halloween [...]
Escape from Atlanta
Earlier this week I wrote about the first volume of The Walking Dead and it’s various immersion activities. The Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse is similar to a haunted house but it’s entirely zombie and run in a paintballing location. At one point the building may have served as an office building–but [...]
Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings. In bronze form.
Technically it’s a walk in a garden, Boston’s Public Garden to be precise. However I’m not known for being technical, I’m known for geeking out (as evidenced nearly everywhere on this blog, but for this specific book here). When I was in Boston a few [...]
Panel from the Neverwhere graphic novel of Marquis de Carabas
Story Link: One of the characters in Neverwhere, the Marquis de Carabas, deals in information and is paid by favors. He never produces a tangible product and he doesn’t take monetary payment.
The Idea: Trade teaching a skill in exchange for learning a [...]
Outside the Georgia Aquarium
Finding Nemo is a story about a parent and child learning that they are both fully capable of living their own lives. The story is populated by marine life, which provides the perfect excuse to go to the aquarium to learn more about the animals that teach Nemo and [...]
Crossing Abbey Road in London, a few years back
I thought I’d share a few of the fun resources I’ve stumbled across in my media immersion research– including others visiting the fictional world in real life. The linked names in the parentheses are Twitter handles. After all it is #FollowFriday.
Red Letter Media [...]
Shot from the front of Criminal Records The comics section at Criminal Records
In doing some research for the I Kill Giants post I got to do a little Atlanta exploration, specifically at Criminal Records a pop culture store with records, comics, hard to find periodicals (like Bust). On the day I went [...]