Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy 181st Birthday Jules Verne


It was just a happy coincidence that the night before Jules Vernes birthday, we finished reading A Journey to the Center of the Earth from the Great Illustrated Classics books.

I had purchased a copy of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as an impulse purchase at Michael's craft store back in December, because it was only $3. Blaze loved it and our bedtime stories have been filled with the adventures of Verne since then. After 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, we read Around the World in 80 Days, and most recently A Journey to the Center of the Earth. The former book was a little dry for Blaze's taste, but the latter certainly kept his attention.




I think I should go bake a cake. Why don't I have a cake pan that looks like the Nautilus?

While the cake is baking, here is a silly video for your entertainment:

1 comment:

Tammy said...

181??? Wow, I didn't realize he'd have been so OLD, lol.

All 3 of my girls enjoyed looking at this post. We haven't seen Journey to the Center of the Earth yet (though we have the DVD) because I want them to read the book first. ;) Emily read The Time Machine in 2009 and really enjoyed his style of writing.

I'm so glad you included a photo of him in your post. I had NO idea what he looked like.

Crafty Crow