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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Creepy Carrots

Olive Art's Picture Book Parade introduces... Creepy Carrots!             11                                                           

Published: 2012 Author: Aaron Reynolds Illustrator: Peter Brown

Creepy Carrots is fun and spooky, monster under the bed story, for young children, and comes with a surprise twist.
It speaks to following our senses, the silly things that scare us, and overcoming fear with a brave master plan.

I think this book is great for wondering and making life connections.

Some good questions and writing prompts might include...

What scares us?
What do we do about it?
How can we overcome the fear?
Who helps us when we are scared?

I love the color palette of this book and the great use of shading and contrast. I could see  using this book as an example of seeing values.

I also see a fun project where students might develop blueprints to their own "trap" or master plan for shutting down whatever it is that scares them.

*The Picture Book Parade!

This series of posts is designed to meet the needs of graduate class, I am currently enrolled in, titled Teaching Art & Literacy through picture books.
One of my assignments is to read, review, reflect, and be inspired by 20 picture books that are new to me and find a way to share them with my classmates, colleges, & PLN. 

 The Ideas shared will not be ideas I have tried and executed, simply sparks of inspiration derived from a short and colorful read. 

I am hoping that these ideas might develop over time, as I water them in my minds and let what's left of my summer vacation shine and pull out the greatness, that is a totally awesome new lesson for my students. One can hope!

So sit back and enjoy the series of posts I am calling the Picture Book Parade!

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