I love the film. I love the app.
I love the book.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.
Make sure to go to the webpage and check out the photo galleries. If I had my own iPad and not just the school's I would totally get this cover.
That said ... I want to think of something super cool creative to do with it and the kids. But ... I'm hitting a wall. Can't think of anything beyond "the norm." Which is fine and good ... they need all the story elements and that sort of thing. But ...
Maybe I should find a cool retro looking outfit and take a picture of myself sort of ... I don't know, in a flying position. Then cut it out and make a cool ME collage version of this.
Which might be cool as "librarian decor" but really would be pretty labor intensive with the kids without plenty of volunteer support. SO that doesn't work. Plus would it be worth the educational time and investment? Not sure if it would encourage them to love the story.
Can't really redo the lights ... but I wonder how I could adapt this for our space. (Also if you look up "flying books" on Pinterest you will find many others ... one art installation that is SO COOL.)
What would the fire marshals think? And could I find enough cool covers on withdrawn books to sort of do it? Which reminds me. To Do in the Fall: Catch up on weeding. Fell behind this year. Also, again. Not a lesson or activity with the kids.