So...think you need to invent all kind of crafts so that your kid has a fuller experience of his literature based unit??
This is what my son did on his own...from his imagination after I finished The Story of Doctor Dolittle from Sonlight A. Keep in mind he's only 6 so I was pretty impressed that he got the red sails and look at the wavy sky thing. I think he learned some of this technique from Five In A Row. When I finished the book he hugged the book and then said "I don't want it to end!" 'nuff said.