Jeremy Draws a Monster, Part 2

January 27th, 2011 by Dionna | 4 Comments
Posted in Adults, Carnival and Special Series, Children, Eclectic Learning, Families, Create!, Just for Fun/Miscellaneous, My Family, Preschoolers, Stuff I Sell, Toddlers

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Before we filmed our movie version of Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty, Kieran also took a stab at drawing both his own Jeremy and his own monster (please take a minute to watch if you didn’t yesterday, I think it’s hysterical!).

To the right is a picture of Kieran drawing Jeremy.

Jeremy has VERY long appendages, as opposed to the Jeremy in McCarty’s book.

I quite enjoy them. They really do something to bring out the little purple head.

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I will never be an artist, but it looks like Kieran has some skills.

And now, to the left, is Kieran perfecting the monster.

I drew the monster’s body (per Kieran’s directions – “draw more horns, mama!”), Kieran drew the eyes and mouth – notice the teeth, which Kieran was quite proud of.

Kieran had absolutely ZERO interest in making his monster as fancy as Peter McCarty’s monster, who seemed to have ingested hundreds of small flowers.

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It’s surprising that I got Kieran to pose at all with his art, but he was willing to do it once I requested that he growl for me.

Usually I’m begging him to stop growling and smile.

On a side note about Jeremy: we spend a little time almost every read through of the book wondering why Jeremy never goes outside. Kieran’s theories:

Jeremy is either:

1) lonely; 2) sad; 3) busy drawing; or 4) eating a sandwich.

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And to round out the “cuddle up” theme for this month’s Families, Create! Carnival, I made Kieran a new monster shirt.1

See what I mean with the growling?

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Oh my gosh! He CAN smile!


Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out how you can participate in the next Families, Create! Carnival.

Our February theme is “Heroes and Heroines” – what can your family create this month to celebrate the heroes and heroines in your lives?

Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:

  • What’s the perfect way to snuggle up on a cold winter night? Acacia at Fingerpaint & Superheroes knows the answer: make the perfect soup!
  • The ArtsyMama teaches us how to create a no sew fleece throw inspired by your favorite snuggle time book.
  • Movies made from books are often pretty poor representations, but this family-made movie from Dionna at Code Name: Mama is monster-ific!
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes created a cozy for her Kindle, to protect it from little hands that think they need to cuddle with it.
  • What better way to cuddle and get cozy than in new jammies made by Mama G @ Z everyday things?
  • Inspired by her family’s love of the Harry Potter series, Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children decided to make a series of ornaments based on the theme.
  • Laura at Nestled Under Rainbows shared a reflection on and a celebration of snuggies, lovies, cuddlies and specials.
  • Little Hedgehog got a wonderful idea when his red hat from Father Christmas didn’t fit, and Megan at Purple Dancing Dahlias got a wonderful idea to knit a sweet hedgehog!
  • Monster-inspired artwork by a monster-clad kid. Despite the growling, he really is cuddly! Monster love courtesy of Dionna at Code Name: Mama.
  • Arpita at Up, Down & Natural shares a quick tutorial on how to make your very own Pippalily inspire pouch sling, with zippered pocket & key ring, and a matching nursing cover to boot!
  • Amy at Anktangle finally completed something cuddly and warm for her son Daniel: his very own afghan, crocheted with love by Momma.
  • Who’d want to cuddle with a cuttlefish? Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes thinks you might want to cuddle up with this sweet plush cuttlefish!
  1. And yes, I am quite willing to make YOUR little one a monster shirt. If you send me a shirt, I’ll create/sew on a monster for $15 plus shipping. I’m not a professional seamstress, but I have made quite a few monster shirts, and they’ve all turned out quite nicely if I do say so myself! I even have a second blue monster that matches the one on Kieran’s shirt.

4 Responses to:
"Jeremy Draws a Monster, Part 2"

  1. The shirt is so great! love the scary face wearing it grrrr!

  2. I love the shirt! Did you applique it by hand?

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