The Sunflower Sword - read, discuss, do!

Bookwyrm has a new dragon book in his hoard: The Sunflower Sword, written by Mark Sperring & illustrated by Miriam Latimer!

After finding out about the social media campaign “Read. Discuss. Do!” to encourage celebrating books beyond the initial reading, Bookwyrm has jumped at the chance to participate.  Check out Laura Sassi’s article READ. DISCUSS. DO! New Social Media Campaign Celebrates READING and BEYOND! and Rebecca J Gomez’s Storytime Isn’t Just for Libraries or Classrooms  to read about the #readdiscussdo initiative!


READ The Sunflower Sword.

Some bits Bookwyrm wants you to know:

  1. The Sunflower Sword is a modern gem published in 2011
  2. Imagination and pretending are vital
  3. Everyone has the courage to be brave
  4. Fun as both a read aloud and as a read-to-self
  5. Mothers really do know best!
DISCUSS The Sunflower Sword.

Some questions & ideas to discuss:

    1. Why did the little knight want a sword?
    2. What else could his mother have given him?
    3. When the little knight met the dragon what did you think was going to happen?
    4. How is the land different at the end of the book than at the beginning?
    5. Is it easier or harder to be kind when someone else is kind first? Why?

The Sunflower Sword: Read, Discuss, Do - paint a sunflower!

DO The Sunflower Sword project!

The sunflowers in the story are simple and easy to paint.  Using leftover cardboard scraps and acrylic paints around the house, those here at Dragon’s Eye View were able to create beautiful sunflowers while Bookwyrm looked on…or napped in a sunflower of his own.

How to paint a sunflower from The Sunflower Sword #readdiscussdo

Have fun as you #readdiscussdo withThe Sunflower Sword!




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Carol · April 16, 2018 at 8:19 am

I love the read and do a project idea. Step by step directions are perfect for budding artists.

Vidya Sury · April 19, 2018 at 8:47 am

What a valuable project! I believe all children should be encouraged to read. I love children’s books! This one looks adorable. I’ve pinned the paint a sunflower to my DIY and Crafts board. I’ve also sent a link to this post to my friend who has a little one. And of course I am making some sunflowers! Thank you Lee!

Rebecca · April 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm

This is fantastic. Thanks for jumping on board the Read, Discuss, Do wagon!

    Dragon's Eye View · April 21, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Thank you! I love the concept — especially the simplicity of it! I plan to do more, dragon-themed, of course!

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