Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Boy Writer

The 5 Senses

  • A picture book written and created by the 6-year-old Boy (with technical assistance from Michele)
  • Reproduced here with permission of the author
  • Copyright 2010

This is a book about the 5 senses. The 5 senses are: touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing.

Touch: The sense of touch in your nerves are for you to touch so you feel things. I like the feel of things when they are clean.

Taste: For taste, you use your tongue so you could taste the food. One of my favourite things to taste is pizza! I like medium temperature pizza.

Sight: The little fat lens at the back of your eye (if you're young) lets you see really far away. If you are old, you need glasses. I like to see far away lands and ancient stuff like ancient drawings from ancient times.

Smell: To smell, signals are sent all the way to your brain. I have a very good sense of smell. I could smell something already: candy, because I just ate a piece of hard green candy.

Hearing: What makes you hear is your drum inside your ear. And when you hear something it makes a little "boom" but you can't hear it because it's inside of your ear. I do not like loud noises! When I hear a loud noise I cover my ears and I fall down!

These are the 5 senses. Thank you for coming! Bye Bye!


The End.


This book was made today. It ranks among my most favourite projects of all time. The boy's enthusiasm is unmatched. I love every word that he wrote. And I love the way the book took shape and the process of making it with him. I love how he listened to my ideas and how he contributes so openly. I love how the book looks and feels. I love his scientific diagrams and how he's beginning to understand the way the body works. I love his focus and how much time and effort he put into it (8 hours). I loved spending this moment with him.

Today was a gift!

Here are some closeups:

The sight diagram.

The tongue.

The inside of his hand with some machine stitching.


The title page "5" with some machine stitching.

My favourite part (which is true sometimes, btw)

Ribbon edging.

Have a lovely day!


  1. What a wonderful book!! He did a great job! I love all the collages!!

  2. What a lovely book & a lovely way to spend the day; he's going to get A++ for that one for sure!

  3. I can hardly believe he’s only 6! Cheers for Ben! I can imagine you had a wonderful day! I hope Ben will hold on to his creative talents!

    Your blog is amazingly fun and beautiful. I’m glad I discovered it!

  4. It is totally cute. I love hand made books and made them myself - Well done to Ben - Hugs Nat

  5. That is fabulous! You tell him that I said he is too cool for words!

  6. That is such an amazing book. Ben is so talented.

  7. Clever Ben! That's lovely. He did very well to spend a whole 8 hours on it! My Oli is 6 too (7 soon!) and he loves to make story books and many other things... I don't think he'd stretch to 8 hours though!!

  8. Wow, this is amazing. I can see why you love it so much. Definitely something to treasure.

  9. Bravo Ben ! C 'est du bon travail ! ( I think you had to have a comment in French ! )

  10. This is adorable. (!!!!)


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