Monday, May 19, 2014

jelly bean art

Nathan and I read the book
Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk
over Easter break.
(and yes, I'm just now blogging about it).

It's a sweet (literally) version of the original story about Jack and the Bean Stalk.

not everyone loves jelly what's a kid to do when someone gives them a bag of jelly beans?
they make a beautiful art mosaic.

just to be clear, Nathan does love jelly beans, but we used some for this super cute fish.

The book was written by Rachael Mortimer
and illustrated by Liz Pichon.

It follows the tale of the original Jack and the Bean Stalk, but it has a fun twist.
Instead of magic beans, this story has magic jelly beans.

The jelly beans have many delicious flavors (except for the smelly old sock one - blah).

chocolate chip
apple pie
cotton candy
chocolate pudding
french fries

Jack's mother is angry when she finds out that he sold their cow for the beans 
and she throws them out the window.

In the morning, Jack discovers the beans grew.
As he tasted the different flavors, he climbed the stalk.

At the top he meets a goose and eventually a giant.
Jack saves the goose from being dinner, by offering the giant some jelly beans

But the goose was hungry too and he stole some of the giant's beans
this made the giant very angry and he chased Jack and the goose down the stalk.

And of course the stalk broke under the weight of the giant.

Jack, his mother and the goose lived happily ever after
dining on yummy jelly beans.

Like I said, a sweet version of an old tale.

*Disclosure: I received a copy of Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk from Tiger Tales Books for review purposes only.  The opinions herein are my own and were not influenced in any way.

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