Papa Piccolo by Carol Talley is a story about an alley cat in Italy who finds 2 kittens. He ends up adopting them and teaching them all kinds of things. It's a cute little story.
We also happened to watch Kiki's Delivery Service while rowing this. Here April made the cat from the movie named Jiji. It was fun to watch the cat in this movie as we were reading and learning about cats all week.
|April's Jiji from Kiki's Delivery Service|
Some of the great cat books we checked out from the library:
Cat, What is that? This one was poetic, and my 4 year-old adored this book
Cat Goes Fiddle-i-fee
Mr. Maxwell's Mouse, was a clever little tale
Drawing cats, helped April to draw some great cat pictures.
How the CAT Swallowed Thunder, A fable of how the cat got it's purring ability
Dick Whittington and his Cat, my kiddo lost interest in this one halfway through, but it looked interesting.
Aric's lapbook. He had very little interest in the lapbook. So I didn't really push it. It doesn't have much because of that. Here is the front...
I included his map of Italy and his flag of Italy that he colored. Some cat puzzles, and other mini books.
He painted a gondola. We did do the color wheel activity talked about in the manual. The cute kitten picture is a picture he had up on his wall that he wanted to take down and put in his lapbook.
We also watched this video about gondolas in Venice, Italy. It was nice to have a real life example as we were talking about gondolas and what they do.
So, that was our row of Papa Piccolo!
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