Please welcome authors Christy Mihaly and Carol Gordon Ekster to Dynamic Book Duos– a blog featuring two books that pair together in a meaningful way along with educational activities to strengthen reading skills.
Patience Patches written by Christy Mihaly and illustrated by Sheryl Murray & Some Daddies written by Carol Gordon Ekster and illustrated by Javiera Maclean Alvarez .
SOME DADDIES pairs well with PATIENCE PATCHES, as both open windows to diverse families.
Children can enjoy a virtual storytime read-aloud with Patches and the author and illustrator of Patience Patches at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOf-iqqBYSM. The read aloud includes step by step directions to creating an origami puppy. Copy and paste this link to find the pattern: patience_patches_story_time_craft_printable.pdf (christymihaly.com)
As a follow-up for Some Daddies, children can discuss which fathers in the book reminded them of their dad or father figure. Additionally, you can find downloadable sheets/activities on Carol Gordon Ekster’s website (please see link below).
Both Patience Patches and Some Daddies celebrate the beauty of all families. To celebrate your one-of-a-kind family…
…create a drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, or craft of your choice to showcase the members of your family–including pets if you have them. Portray your unique family participating in a favorite activity, enjoying a favorite holiday meal, or however you’d like to portray the ones they love.