I recently got a great deal on a photo book through Shutterfly. But I couldn’t quite decide what to put in it. So I got the idea to try to use it to write a picture book in German for Aleksander (and me, too!). I figured I should choose a topic for which I could take the pictures. So I decided on one that gives me an awful lot of trouble: cooking! I have a lot of vocabulary for food in German. But I don’t know many of the utensils or the verbs and phrases I need. Aleksander and I have been making pancakes somewhat regularly lately, and the lack of words I needed was really starting to annoy me. So that’s what I wrote about!
Yesterday we made pancakes together, and I took lots and lots of pictures. I even made him a chef’s hat! (He wanted absolutely nothing to do with it, but luckily PER coaxed him in to putting it on tonight!) I tried to make the book so that it not only told a story but also helped teach vocabulary. I included a list of words in the back. And also put in the recipe, of course! (Although that was tricky, since measurements are done differently here and in Germany. So it turned into a combo of English measurements with German words.)
I just ordered the book and can’t wait to see in person how it turned out! If you’d like to head over to Shutterfly to take a look, click here.