Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Making a Farm
Story County: here we come! by Derek Anderson is silly and fun. A farmer, chicken, cow, pig, dog, and crow make a farm to live on and enjoy. The author/illustrator's website www.derekanderson.net has many fun features. One thing I couldn't find was exactly how does he paint his pictures. They appear to be pen & ink with acrylics, but I could not find that fact. Derek has done a whole gallery of great books. I think he would be a good pick to illustrate the collaborative summer reading pieces in an upcoming year. Maybe I just need to put a bug in someone's ear! Story County used some great imagination, and my favorite character is pig, who makes whatever he wants or needs from his mud. This is a very entertaining story.