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Make a very special pop-up card for a very special author.
Bring your favorite book to school to share with classmates. Describe the book, telling why it is your favorite book. Introduce several characters and explain the problems they solve in the book. Share comments you would like to tell the author.
Create a pop-up card showing one character in the book. Fold two pieces of paper in half to make two cards (one for the inside and one for the outside cover). On one card, measure about 3 inches (8 cm) in from both ends of the fold and mark these points with a Crayola® Fine Line Marker.
At both marks, use Crayola Scissors to cut through the fold and into the card about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm). Push the section between the cuts into the fold in reverse, then close and press the card flat.
Cut another piece of paper into a half circle that will fit within the borders of the closed card. On the half circle draw a picture with your markers of one of the characters in your favorite book. Glue the half circle to the front of the folded shelf with a Crayola Washable Glue Stick.
From another piece of paper cut a word bubble. Put yourself in the place of the character. Write a question for the author from the character with a marker. For example, Ramona could ask Beverly Cleary what she liked to do when she was 8 years old. Glue the word bubble to the character's mouth.
Create a message for the outside cover of the card using colorful block letters. Glue the cover to the pop-up card. Open and write your own message to the author on the inside.
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