Every week Skylar is asked to submit homework in which she logs some of the books she read that week. She is allowed to just copy the title, but instead insists on capturing each one in an illustration. Here's the tally this week, with the proviso that she doesn't really care on which day of the week she actually read the book. Monday samples three paintings in the book of Franz Marc's art that she selected as her "grown-up" birthday present. Notice the movement in the lady, as well the cats, about which Skylar said, "I've never drawn cats in that position before." Tuesday documents one of her two favorite titles from the Manzanita School library, Mary Calhoun's Audubon cat. Wednesday is reserved for "The Greedy Little Hamster," included in the Children's Treasury of traditional and modern tales. Thursday covers a scene in Shake Them Halloween Bones, one of two wonderful books that Zaza and her parents gave Skylar on her first birthday in Tucson. And, finally, the "favorite book" slot does a great job of illustrating a scene in Bean's other Lieblingsbuch from the library, also by Mary Calhoun, called Cross Country Cat. Yes, those are skis:
Who says homework has to be tedious?