This morning, when I saw that Kara, from Simple Kids, had written a post wondering if anyone had a good "guerilla style" gardening activity to accompany Miss Rumphius, the lovely storybook by Barbara Cooney, my first thought was something like "Oh! I love that book!" And then, shortly after that, "Wait! I totally have a fun guerilla style garden activity to go with Miss Rumphius." Those of you who have a copy of Volume One of Alphabet Glue floating around your hard drive may remember the wildflower seed pods from that first issue . You see, Miss Rumphius was the first book to be featured in the Inspired by Literature section of Alphabet Glue, and for good reason. It a heartwarming and gently inspiring tale that reminds each of us that we are not only able, but in many ways responsible, for leaving the world a better place than we found it. It is one of those rare picture books that has something to offer readers of any and every age, and it is a permanent favorite of many families that I know, including our own.
So, I thought that I would share the Inspired by Literature feature from Volume One of Alphabet Glue with you here today. Click on the link below to download a PDF copy of that section of the magazine; it includes a short review of Miss Rumphius, as well a tutorial for making wildflower seed pods to get your spring season started off in the spirit of making the world around you a little more colorful and bright.