Once upon a time (last summer!) Mabel and Nicolas got a new book to read on the long drive to California. it was by Tomie dePaola, one of our favorites. and it was about cats, another favorite! it also included a quick story about cats in Ancient Egypt. this sparked a deep fascination with all things Egypt which has dovetailed nicely with the history work we do together. we read aloud from Child’s History of the World a few times a week, and work on geography as well. here are a few books and resources that we have found of help this fall.
working on the mummy…he’s right under Mabel’s arm!
Marcia Williams also has done Shakespeare comic books…i don’t always like her drawing style or humor, but the children do!
the classic…for good reason.
lovely illustrations and story
a general mythology resource with many Egyptian stories
beautiful, step-by-step drawing instructions
our children really enjoyed this art kit (though for older kids it might be too basic). and now, we have our very own mummy! thanks, Uncle Dave!