There Was An Old Man Who Painted The Sky is the story of a little girl that finds cave paintings. The paintings appear to represent a creation story, depicting day and night, the creation of the planets, animals and people.
The author tells this story with a rythmic,'There Was An Old Woman Who Swalled A Fly' feel to it.
The illustrations are beautifully done and of course we simply couldn't resist a few 'cave paintings' of our own.
K was adamant that she was depicting a wintery snow scene. I encouraged her to try and add in at least some colour.
B was quite enthralled in the beginning, bu this interest fell away fairly quickly with this one. He is definitely into the whole pencil and paper thing right now.
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There are actually 13 books in this series, with the first one written way back in 1968.
This was a cute Little nonsense type story. Although as B pointed out at the end of the very first chapter, it is really more of a series of short stories compiled together into one book.
A simple easy, fun read that certainly got the kids wondering what life would have been like for a Cave Boy that had a Mammoth for a best friend.