Ava Thursday: Reading books
Ava drew this the other day on her dry erase board (there's a chalkboard on the other side) and once I saw it, I knew that I had to scan it somehow. What an amazing drawing! It's just so interesting to see how much she picks up from what she sees around her, as well as how she does something completely different from the norm.
Originally, Ava said that this was her and mommy, but then later changed it to be her best friend, Stella, and Stella's mommy reading books. Notice that Stella's mommy (on the left) is reading a book about food. That's a bowl of soup with a spoon on the cover there. Those are other books up above, with a TV on the cover of the right one.
Two things I love about this fantastic drawing:
1) Her astute attention to letterforms on the books. The way she did this, was she'd look at one of her own books, study it, turn around and draw a letter, then turn back around to study the book again, turn again to the drawing and draw another letter, and so on. And her penmanship is remarkable.
2) The way we are looking down at the subjects as they are reading. Again, this (to me) is simply wonderful to see how she is coming up with different ways of looking, developing a unique sense of compostion. I NEVER did anything like this until I was well into my.... well, just last year, to be honest.
This girl of mine is freaking me out. In a good way, of course.
UPDATE: Ava just informed me that the book the mommy is reading is called "How To Eat Your Food Good," and that Stella's book is "of things to make a party."