As all the schools are back after the Christmas holidays, I thought I'd mention one of our activity books which is ideal for school projects on the Greeks. I know there are a lot of books out there on the Greeks but this one is - of course - the best! It's full of great craft ideas (for example, how to make a Medusa shield, how to write Ancient Greek, how to make Pandora's box) and is also very funny. The author and illustrator are a husband and wife team, Sue and Steve Weatherill, who live in deepest rural Lincolnshire and always meticulously research their books. Steve trained as an animator and was a newspaper cartoonist for a time. He has also written some well-loved stories about their family geese: Baby Goz, published by Frances Lincoln, is a great favourite with KS1 children. Steve also travels round the country doing workshops for schools and libraries. He takes props and costumes of his characters, tells stories and encourages the children to draw. They are always a big hit with the participants. Here is a link to his own Baby Goz website for more information.
What about the title of this post? To whet your appetite and encourage you to buy the book, you can download for free the 'How to make ambrosia' recipe taken from Crafty History: Greek Activity Book. Go to the downloads page and scroll down. It's made with honey, cream, lemon juice and jelly (NB this is jello for US readers) so not ideal for any slimmers out there - but delicious nevertheless. (As I'm back in Wales, more Welsh musings next time.)