Monday, November 19, 2012

Stickfiggy Presents The First Thanksgiving from @MeMeTales

Thanks to the wonderful JDaniel4's Mom we have a wonderful new reading app on the iPad called MeMeTales (it's also available for Android and computer). They have a huge selection of books and an awful lot of them for free .... including the wonderful StickFiggy Presents The First Thanksgiving that John and I read Sunday afternoon.
We loved how there were two different sets of text on most pages -- a "narrator"/Mommy line and then a larger (and easier) John line. John loved the simple but wonderful illustrations and the fact that it was set up for us to read together. I loved those aspects and also that it was more accurate than most Thanksgiving stories. No turkeys to be seen anywhere (that didn't become the norm until the 1800s)!
John does, however, have turkey (bites) in his lunch... along with with colby jack stick cheese, grapes, fruit snacks, yogurt and pb&j!


  1. What a cool lunch! Your drawings are spot on! We love StickFiggy too. I am going to share this post with Maya of MeMeTales.

  2. So excited to see Stickfggy here! And what a fun lunch :) So curious how you color your sandwiches??
    Thanks for supporting MeMeTales and Stickfiggy - we love him a LOT :)
    Thanks to JDaniel4'smom for spreading the word too!

    1. So glad you liked it! I used AmeriColor food gel coloring for this and toothpicks to do the actual drawing. We also have an all-natural powdered coloring we use sometimes but the gel works better for detail. (John wanted me to let you know that he's really hoping StickFiggy has some fun winter adventures ahead! LOL)

    2. Awwww! This MADE my day! (StickFiggy author Jane) Don't worry John, there are more coming! P.S. so glad to know that you really liked the text format -that was something new.

    3. Those lunches are too cute! I love the detailed artwork.

  3. Cute, I love the stickfiggys, and the different text for big and little readers! And lovely lunch too :)