How to Make Flibbers, etc.
Robert Lopshire ~ Random House, 1964
Best known for the classic Put Me in the Zoo (the unforgettable story of the wha? with colored spots who so desperately wants to be accepted), sadly, the man doesn't even have his own Wiki page, so I don't know squat about him. I couldn't find an obit so I don't know if he's dead, or why he illustrated so few books (Big Max, I Am Better That You, etc). Anybody got the 411 on this guy?
Though my son is still too small to get the full luxury out of "A Book of Things to Make and Do", I'm jacked for the day when he'll want to "grow a jungle" out of a sweet potato, make his own "Creepy Willy", wear a "Huffel Hat", or build a "two-horned noser." The later of which goes a little something like this...
1- Get a small paper bag, crayons and scissors.
2- Draw a face on the bag. Make it a funny face.
3- Cut two holes in the top of the bag, and one where the nose goes.
4- Put your hand in the bag. Put one finger in each hole.
5- Now wiggle your horns and waggle your nose.
If that doesn't spell rainy day fun, I don't know what does! I'll be curious to find out if the flibber recipe really works. Those things look cool, man.
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