Thursday, October 8, 2009

stART: The Thunderstruck Stork

For stART this week we read The Thunderstruck Stork by David J. Olson. It's about a stork that has an accident and does his work all wrong by delivering the wrong babies to the wrong parents e.g. the frog parents receive an elephant baby, the sparrows receive a pig. But when he wants to correct his errors after his mind being set right through being struck by lightning he realizes the families he made love each other and were perfect. It's a captivating story as the text rhymes in a fun way and Andy and I had a great many laughs over who receives what baby.

So Andy cut up some feathers...

Glued them onto a printed out stork...

Glued on an eye and colored in...

And here is his finished stork... (He says those words - the squiggly lines - says "Webster the stork".

Here's the cover of the book...

And one of the delightful illustrations (the sparrow parents trying to help their piglet to fly)...

To see other stART books and projects go to A Mommy's Adventures.


  1. Ive never read this book! The craft is so cute!

  2. Cute craft, and interesting book too!

    Thanks for sharing this!

  3. definitely want to put this on the xmas book list
    Really cute

  4. I haven't heard of this book but it sounds like fun! I am going to have to check it out, thanks!

  5. I haven't heard about the book either, and the stork craft is very cute. I am adding the book to my list :)

  6. I've never seen this book, but it sounds a lot like an old Looney Tunes cartoon (except I think the stork was drunk in that one) - this story looks like a much nicer take on the idea. We'll have to look it up.

  7. I like how you tell us a little bit about the book - I've been working my way through the stART links from A mommy's adventures and so many people don't really say anything about the book they're using, and so I have no idea whether it's worth me looking for in the library - so thanks for that :-)
    Playing by the book

  8. I'll have to check out this book! Looks like fun!