Create a Storytelling Space Like the Book Boys!
by Traci Swain
Get into the spirit of the story and build a blanket fort with the Book Boys in this fun, kid-friendly video inspired by My Father’s Dragon, a classic chapter-book adventure by Ruth Stiles Gannett.
The Book Boys love letting their imaginations run wild…all the way to Wild Island!
After reading My Father’s Dragon, Allister, Elliott, and Max fully immerse themselves in the adventure—because nothing, not even being stuck indoors, can dampen their enthusiasm for this fun fantasy adventure. The boys build blanket forts using everyday items so they can retell the story in an imaginative way, acting out their favorite parts to bring Wild Island straight to their living rooms.
Build your own fort, and then enjoy this video from inside your home! In addition to being just plain fun, building a blanket fort helps young readers to:
• Practice visualization (creating a picture of what they’re reading)
• Stretch imaginations
These three guys from different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs formed a book group. Each week, they choose a new book to read together. Then they meet (virtually for now), discuss, and create fun and entertaining videos to help kids discover—and relate to—titles offered by Scholastic Book Clubs.
While the Book Boys come from diverse backgrounds and were definitely different growing up, they all have one thing in common: they really want to get kids excited about books and reading.
This Book Is Available from Scholastic Book Clubs