Fuzzy Doodle by Melinda Szymanik
Creativity seems to be a recurring theme at the moment – and I love creativity, it links in so many different topics and encourages thinking in so many different ways.
Fuzzy Doodle is a sophisticated picture book that delves into creativity through a small fuzzy doodle that magically comes to life through eating ink and words. Each page brings our imagination to life as we see this small scribble develop, change and grow into a beautiful butterfly. The pictures are eye catching and children love seeing the transformation of the print as Fuzzy grows.
Fuzzy Doodle uses different poetic devices to tell us the story in a sing song fashion and really captures readers of all ages.
The pictures are stunning and the illustrator Donovan Bixley has used an array of painting and drawing techniques to show the little Fuzzy Doodle change and grow.
So how can we use this at home or in the classroom?
- Links to Life Cycles – see my teacher pay teachers site for a lesson plan! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Different-Kids-Different-Lessons. Look at the life cycle of Fuzzy Doodle and do a little bit more…
- Explore the adjectives, adverbs, nouns and verbs used within this story. How does Fuzzy eat the words? Think of as many different words as you can for eating and rank the words from the hungriest type of eating to the least. Rank them from the politest to the rudest types of eating.
- Create your own doodle and swap with a partner. Ask them to grow and change the doodle so it grows into something.
- Explore small insects and how they grow and develop over time. Explore why we need insects to make the world go around.
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)