The Cat's Pajamas by Ida Chittum
This is a book that was mine as a child. Juliet and I love reading it together (as we are big fans of cat books). The story is of a little boy who finds a piece of red fabric and decides to make a pair of pajamas for his cat. (How crafty!)
The cat of course, will have nothing to do with wearing pajamas, so he ends up stuffing it and making a cuddly fabric cat friend.
The obvious activity/craft to go with this book is to find a piece of fabric, pin our cat down on top of it, trace around her, and then make her some pajamas. Or at the very least, to make a stuffed fabric kitty. But since Juliet is only 3 and she really can't sew yet, I didn't feel like doing either of those options. (Penny, you can thank me later.)
But I did think we should practice our stitching, so we busted out these vintage sewing cards I picked up a few months ago.
These images are so cute, I love them. Juliet and I had a great time sewing a few cards together. Then, she lost interest and began playing with the laces. I think they were some sort of dinner that I had to later eat. (for pretend.)
Do you have any childhood favorites that you like reading with your child?