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June 16, 2021 | Clara Buckley
We love looking at the illustrations in the books in our classroom library by Eric Carle, Faith Ringgold, Kadir Nelson, Lois Ehlert, Paul Galdone, Rachel Isadora, Ezra Jack Keats.
The children recently wrote a story to act out in the drama area. When we read our story we noticed there were no pictures to go with the words. The illustrator creates the pictures to support the story alongside the words. We decided we could be the illustrators, as well as the authors, of our story.
As our story included some characters familiar from other books, a wolf, a troll, and Grumpy Bird, we used the original illustrations for inspiration.
It was a lot of work so we spent several days on each illustration, adding details and color to our drawing.
We will bind the drawings together into a book. The front cover has the title of the story, The Three Babies, and the author/illustrators’ names… OURS!
We’ll leave a copy in the classroom library to welcome next year’s students, and each child will bring home a copy of the book.