- Talk about the pictures with your child and how they make them feel. For example, How does Jack Frost make you feel? Why?
- Rebecca Cool is a well-known Western Australian artist who lives in Margaret River. To see one of Rebecca’s original illustrations and other original children’s picture book art visit the State Library website to find out about the next exhibition - www.slwa.wa.gov.au
- Plant some seeds together in the garden and watch them grow! Or cut the tops off carrots, place them on wet cotton wool on a plate and watch them sprout!
- Ask your child to paint, draw or use collage to make a picture of your garden to create their very own picture search
- Take a nature walk and look at and talk about the interesting things you can find together.
- Visit the library to read other cumulative stories (i.e. stories that are built on a series of repeated events) to read together, for example The House that Jack Built or There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly. Or read For All Creatures Glenda Millard and Rebecca Cool’s second picture book, also published by Walker Books.
All of these tips will lead to your child asking questions and engaging you in their answers. There are no right or wrong answers or ways of using the book. Just share and enjoy!