Welcome to the first post for the 2014/2015 Poppins Book Nook!
The theme for the Poppins Book Nook for March is “Where in the World.”
Our boys love reading Roald Dahl books, so the obvious choice was:
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl; Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
James is a young boy who, after a rather unfortunate accident, ends up living with his two mean aunts. One day an enormous peach grows in their garden and James rolls away with his new insect friends to the most marvellous place.
We read the book by reading a couple of chapters each night. Then followed this by watching the movie. We also found the audio cd at the library which the boys have been listening too every night as they go to bed.
One of the activities the boys wanted to do was, draw a picture of the peach breaking through the rainbow. For this they used oil pastels and watercolour paints.
We also talked about the journey that James and his insect friends went on and about how far they travelled. We used globes and maps to see how far England and New York were from Australia and how far they are from each other. Then we made our own map (above) showing a direct route that James and his friends may have travelled.
(The clip art of James and his friends that we used came from Melonheadz Illustrating.)
This is another map that the boys did that showed the route that the peach travelled.
(They did do the first part too big and the ocean too small, but you get the point.)
We also made peach crumble and peach ice cream to enjoy while we watched the movie again.
To make the peach crumble we used this recipe and just replaced the apples with a can of peaches that we had drained.
We used this recipe to make the peach ice cream and added a can of pulsed peaches.
We have really enjoyed our time reading about James and his adventure in an enormous peach.
There are many more awesome ideas on my Pinterest board:
Follow Stacey Jones (A Moment In Our World)’s board James and the Giant Peach on Pinterest.
I have made a free printable book report, if you wish to use this with your children. You can download it for free by clicking on the link: My Book Report
I also have James and the Giant Peach packs available if you are interested:
James and the Giant Peach Grades 1-4
James and the Giant Peach Tots to Prep
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(clip art used in this design by:http://www.etsy.com/shop/melonheadzdoodles)
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What a great book to choose, and I love how you made peach crumble!
I am ashamed to admit that I have not read this book, but my daughter did (+listened to it read in school) and she enjoys it a lot. I love the art that your boys created for the book!
We’ve read some of the Roald Dahl books, but I must admit I’ve never read James and the Giant Peach. It sounds fun.
We have had this book on our shelf for about 2 years now. I do not know what has held us up in reading it, but now I am inspired to pick it up. Maybe we will make a peach pie or just eat peach ice cream while we read to each other, I think the kids and I would enjoy that!
Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!
I, too, have never read this book, but I think a plate of peachy goodness could entice me otherwise! That looks delicious!
And, can I say, what fantastic artists your children are. Beautiful work.
I love this book, and hooray for peach crumble!
This book is actually one that I just bought to strew into my children’s book box. I’m going to have to check your Pinterest board out for some ideas for when we get to it 🙂