This felt was so fun to make! It’s based on the book by Keiko Kaszo. Sadly the book is on the smaller side and the light coloured illustrations made it tough to share with a crowd of storytimers. And so came the felt.
The story of Pig’s Picnic goes like this: Mr. Pig (with the blue bowtie) wants to ask Miss Pig (with the pink hair bow) out for a picnic but he isn’t feeling very confident. His friends Fox, Lion, and Zebra meet him along the way to Miss Pig’s house and each one loans Mr. Pig his best feature — Fox his tail, Lion his mane, and Zebra his stripes. Mr. Pig feels pretty darn handsome by the time he gets to Miss Pig’s door, but Miss Pig has a different opinion. It’s a lovely little tale about being yourself.
I told this story with the flannel/felt for my A Good Case of the Stripes Family Storytime.
When choosing the perfect animals to flannelize, I found the pig design on Mel’s Desk, the fox design from Elli.com’s woodland cuteness and the lion from Elli.com’s Valentine goodness. Her Valentines inspired the zebra too!