|Out On the Prairie by Donna M. Bateman, Illustrated by Susan Swan|
The illustrations were created by manipulating found objects, hand-painted papers and scans of objects and textures in Adobe Photoshop to create new patterns, adding digital paintings, and then collaging the two together.
I love collage and loved studying the pictures with it's unending layers and pieces. I admire how Swan mixes colors and textures.
There are fact pages at the back and I will use this when we study grasslands during our year of habitats study with my homeschool group. This fits right into a 2nd - 4th grade habitat unit.
Check out Swan's Website with lots of her work.