Sunday, January 3, 2010

Drop #1: Corduroy by Don Freeman

Saturday evening the boys and I made our first book drop! We left the book pack in a local discount store on a rack with the crossword puzzle books. I am curious about how people will respond to this when they find it. When I was looking at The Toy Society's blog today I noticed that all their drops are outdoors. Here in the midwest right now we have about 2 feet of snow on the ground and the temperature is hovering right above 0 degrees right now. So we dropped it in a store. Perhaps the store employees will confiscate it, but my hope is that they will then take it home to share with their own children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc. We'll have to wait and see. Below you can see the photo I snapped of our dropped book pack.

If you have found this book pack, please leave a comment so I know how you found it, what you thought, who you shared it with, etc. If you've never left a comment on a blog before, just scroll down and click on Post a Comment. Then follow the directions. You can leave a comment anonymously.
Some people have asked about whether I will make it possible for others to participate in this project. The answer is.......YES! I am trying to figure out a little more about how to facilitate that right now. However, this post contains a link to the activity I included with my copy of Corduroy. If you do a drop on your own, for now you could leave me a comment on this post telling about it with a link to your own blog if you have one. As the project grows the process for this will most likely be adapted. I'm also working on a way to make the labels I'm using for the book packs available for download so we can have consistency for those who wish to participate.

Corduroy by Don Freeman is a classic children's book that celebrated its 40th birthday in 2008. That means this book is just a little bit older than me. Ha! Hopefully it will be treasured by whoever finds it. I have printed off a button patterning activity from Homeschoolshare to go with this book.

Before we made the drop today I read the book to my 4 year old and he did the button patterning activity two times. When I told him we would then leave it for another little boy or girl to find he was excited. He suggested that we not leave it in the middle of the road because a car would squish it. I assured him that we wouldn't leave it in the road. :0)

Until next time.............keep reading!!


  1. Thanks for sharing the ideas of how we can participate too. I'm excited to watch this idea blossom! Can't wait to hear who found your first drop.

  2. I LOVE IT!!!!!! This is an awesome idea! I have to lift it! I hope you're ok with others doing this 'cause we just gotta! Awesome idea! Absolutly awesome! :)

  3. This is fabulous! I am a preschool teacher as well -- I would love to get this idea going. Maybe somehow get my students and their families involved! So much fun :)

  4. My local moms' group is VERY interested in doing this as well. I've got to think about the logistics, but will let you know what we come up with. Should we include a link to your blog when we do drops?

  5. What a great idea, it's like Bookcrossing for kids :) btw, the link for the button patterning leads to a Jan Brett book.