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Monday, October 15, 2012

Celebrate Nature

Bring on the Birds written and illustrated by Susan Stockdale combines informational text with acrylic paintings.  

The rhythm of this book compliments the colorful, simple lines of the art.

The illustrations are created with acrylic paints on paper. 

Stockdale takes one piece of information about each bird and renders a picture and writes words that sing together.  

Any one of the birds could be expanded in the classroom, ushering in new vocabulary for children.  Exploring what makes an owl swoop, why do some birds hang, and which bird races, students could examine how birds are alike and how they are different.

At the end, there are two pages that name each bird with a paragraph of information, plus a bibliography.


Anonymous said...

Hi, can i ask you something? I’m looking for children books with “scary” animal illustrations like the big bad wolf (or a fox) eating pigs (or seven kids or Red Riding hood or birds in Chicken Little) or being pictured with a fat stomach. Could be any other animal as well. Have you seen any book of this sort? Any sort of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Great blog, by the way!


diannaburt said...

I'll look into the fat stomach pictures.
I'm sure there are some, but I can't recall a specific title, right off the top of my head. I'll get back to you.

Anonymous said...

Great to hear that, thanks! And please, take your time.