Quote of 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, we compiled a selection of fiction books in our Library that have animals as the 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 (leftover from previous displays) and put them beside the shelving unit. Success guaranteed!
I bought these tigers masks for a previous display; I love recycling. Check out the DANCE OF THE TIGERS a display about Theatre where I used very colorful 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:
Faux animal fabric – New, Op Shop/neighbor/friend’s basement
Animal masks – Party shop
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.