Quote Ingrid Bergman: 'I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn't shut up!'
To highlight different genres, this term we compiled a selection of fiction books in our Library that have animals as a main theme.
Usually I use a plexiglass poster sign to tell our readers what type of genre is on display but this time I wanted to give the display more prominence so I put a plush fabric lion – that my colleague Lesley had stored in her basement – on the top of the bookcase.
To attract even more attention, I stapled some bright yellow tiger masks to cardboard boxes (left over from previous displays) and put them beside the shelving unit. Success guaranteed!
I bought these tigers masks for a previous display; I love recycling. If you click here it will bring you to the DANCE OF THE TIGERS a display about Theatre where I used very colourful fabric as a background for heaps of these tiger masks.
For this display I stapled the sides to cardboard boxed – again a leftover from a previous display called: POETRY IN MOTION – covered in sheet music paper and with words all over them or other themes from displays long gone.
What you need:
Plush Fabric animal(s) – New or from the Op Shop / neighbor / friend's basement
Animal masks – Geoff or Joe's Emporium / $Dollarshop
Cardboard boxes from the supermarket, covered with paper or fabric
The bookcase looks a bit empty but after getting the animals settled we filled the cubicles up……..You could even put smaller animals in some of the cubby holes. I'm sure our students would love to take them out and hug them.