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Brave Charlotte

by Anu Stohner
illustrated by Henrike Wilson

Brave Charlotte reminds, teaches and inspires readers to celebrate who you are and not worry about fitting in with the group. It's a spirited tale of one little sheep's adventuresome personality and how the rest of the flock are weary of her individuality until she proves her spunk is something to be celebrated and not scorned. This is a tough lesson for both kids and adults to remember as we navigate through friendships but Charlotte show us it is a lesson worth learning. 

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In this Issue

 

Charlotte the Sheep Snack

Charlotte the Sheep Snack - Brave Charlotte - Anu Stohner - offtheshelfblog.com

 This no-cook recipe is very kid-friendly, in both preparation and taste. Young readers can take the lead in preparation (and older readers could even make this on their own), from spreading and sprinkling to arranging on the plate.  For an added teaching opportunity, you can discuss how feta cheese is made from sheep's milk! 

Charlotte the Sheep Snack

Ingredients

  • English muffin
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Raisins
  • Pretzel sticks
  1. Halve the English muffin, and toast if desired. Use a round cookie cutter or biscuit cutter to make the top half of the English muffin slightly smaller than the bottom half. 
  2. Spread the larger round of English muffin with ricotta cheese, then sprinkle with feta. Repeat with smaller round, only spreading and sprinkling cheese over one half. 
  3. Arrange halves on a plate, with the larger round as the body and the smaller round as the head. Add one raisin for the eye, and break two pretzel sticks in half to make four legs.

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Sheep Trio

 

Wooly Sheep Craft

Wooly Sheep Craft - Brave Charlotte - Anu Stohner - offtheshelfblog.com

We knew we wanted to make a sheep, but were determined to avoid cotton balls, so we started searching for inspiration and stumbled upon the perfect craft! No need to reinvent the wheel, as it captured the essence of Charlotte and her spunky personality. In addition to being a fun craft to make, they are study enough to play with afterwards, so be prepared to make a whole flock!

Wooly Sheep Craft

Inspired by The Inadvertent Farmer.

Supplies

  1. Cut an oval from the cardboard (leaning more towards a potato than an egg in shape). 
  2. Paint the legs of the clothespins (above the springs) black. Paint one end of the cardboard oval black, to make the head. Let dry. 
    Wooly Sheep Craft - Brave Charlotte - Anu Stohner - offtheshelfblog.com
  3. Clamp the clothespins on the oval for legs and make sure the sheep will stand. Fasten one end of the yarn under a clothespin.

    Wooly Sheep Craft - Brave Charlotte - Anu Stohner - offtheshelfblog.com
  4. Begin winding the yarn around the body. Continue wrapping until the cardboard and the unpainted portions of the clothespins are covered with yarn, and the sheep is sufficiently fluffy.

    Wooly Sheep Craft - Brave Charlotte - Anu Stohner - offtheshelfblog.com
  5. Cut the end of the yarn, tuck the end under some of the wound yarn, and secure with a dab of glue.
  6. Cut ear shapes from the felt and attach with glue. Add stickers for eyes.
    Wooly Sheep Craft - Brave Charlotte - Anu Stohner - offtheshelfblog.com

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Watch and Learn

Take a walk with Imogen and Tinkerbell the sheep!

 

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Keitha

What fun activities to go with Brave Charlotte! Thanks for sharing them. I hopped over from TGIF.

Sara (@mumturnedmom)

This is brilliant, love it. I am definitely going to try this, have pinned :) #pintorials

Wendy

Visiting via #pintorials - love this so very cute, have pinned :)

Gude @HodgePodgeCraft

Awww, she is so cute!
Baaarilliant fun... ;) #Pintorials

susen @Dabbling Momma

how cute! Pinning so that I can be on the lookout for this book! Thanks for sharing at our FB Share Day!

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