Andy and the Lion is a Volume 3 FIAR title. It's a re-telling of the Aesop fable of Androcles and the Lion, set in America probably around the middle of the last century. It introduced lots of interesting discussion topics - telling tall stories, animal conservation, animal welfare, staying safe when your being helpful to strangers amongst others. They could relate these discussions to lots of other stories, books, films and TV programmes as well.
The Boy made a lapbook and The Girl continued with her notebook which she really prefers and seems very happy with :) It gives her more space and scope to write and draw.
We pretty much stuck to the FIAR manual for this, adding a couple of extra picture books as go-alongs. I wanted to watch Born Free, but they refused because they thought it would be too sad. Instead, they watched The Lion King (again).
The Boy's Lapbook
The Girl's Notebook
Another of the art activities was to look at sculpture, so we went to our local park and
Books etc that we used (and almost used)
P.S I do still intend on watching Born Free, even if I have to watch it by myself !