Bit of a thieving backstabber. Miss O’Brien (Siobhan Finneran; catch her fan group on twitter!)
Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens): “I’m very glad to see you looking so well.” Now, who was he talking to, eh?
Quick sketch of Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael), one of my favorite characters. Is it because I hope she will make something of herself? (In any case I probably should have erased her extra eyebrow – ha!)
Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) gets new clothes.
I let today’s PPBF pick inspire the Count Downton sketch of Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol), because . . . it’s NIKOLAUS!
Author: Amy Sparkes
Illustrator: Benji Davies
Publisher: Worthwhile Books, 2010
Age: 4 and up
Themes: hedgehogs, sharing, books in rhyme
Opening: ”Hodge the Hedgehog hogged the hedge. He didn’t like to share. The other creatures thought him rude, but Hodge just did not care.”
Summary: (from Amazon) Hodge the Hedgehog hogged the hedge; He didn’t like to share. The other creatures thought him rude, But Hodge just didn’t care.” Hodge the Hedgehog wants the whole hedge for himself – but the other animals in the forest think that Hodge needs to learn how to share! When everyone pitches in to teach Hodge a lesson about friendship, the results are downright silly – and all the animals learn that sharing can save the day!
Why I like this book: 1- I love hedgehogs, ever since my first encounter as an exchange student in Germany, 2 – super endpapers with fall leaves (I love fall!), 3-spoiler alert: mouse dons a towel turban after a bath. That’s enough, right? But the rhyming text is so much fun to read (the main character ‘haughtily huffs’!) you could almost overlook all the fun in the adorable illustrations!
Resources/Activities: I doubt enough American kids are familiar with hedgehogs, their habits or their habitats: read more picture books, like The Very Helpful Hedgehog or Hedgehog’s Magic Tricks; research hedgehog facts at websites like National Geographic; watch educational videos about hedgehogs, which point out why they don’t make great pets.
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks and parent/teacher resources go to Susanna Hill’s blog – HERE
OH! OH! OH! Look what my friend Catherine made – HERE! It’s Carson!
Join me in sketching, DA theme, of course! I’ll add your link, random post or otherwise, right here.
If Anna is more like a mouse, Sir Richard Carlisle is a lot more like a rat. Which is why, after a truly sappy marriage proposal that Mary understood as a business contract, sans love, I found Sir Richard’s jealousy a bit much, but all could have been forgiven had Mary enjoyed quitting a little more. I suppose I wanted to feel the satisfaction I did at, 17 at throwing down the towel and stripping off the brown, orange and gold polyester uniform (I had under clothes, that stuff itched!) – and walking out! Okay, you got it, it was Burger King, but I was their best cashier, and I floated out of there!
If anyone wants to join me in sketching Downton characters, costumes, even furniture – ha! – please do. I’ll post your link, random post or otherwise, right here!
Always saw Anna as a meek creature.
Coincidence? Check out this post on Mouseton Abbey on Jama’s blog HERE