Board books are cool and i wanted to make sure that Rocchino gets to read some of them in italian too. After a quick search online i decided that the prices were prohibitive, not to mention the postage, so i thought i'd use the opportunity to my craft advantage.
I drew some dodgy cartoons of our family onto pieces of mountboard, the stuff picture-framers would use...i've since decided that a thick card would have done...the mountboard is lovely and thick but doesn't fold without breaking so i had to reinforce all the folds with tape and glue. Anyway, i coloured the cartoons with pencils for a soft colour look and then covered the pages in adhesive cellophane to protect them.
Now cue very expressive voice...
My name is Rocco...here I am!
This is my daddy...here he is!
This is my mummy...here she is!
These are my irish grandparents...here they are!
This is my cousin Daniel...here we are!Allllll Done!