Olive Art's Picture Book Parade introduces... Splish Splash 12
Published: 1994 Author: Joan Bransfield Graham Illustrator: Steve Scott
When I told my 2nd grade teacher friend i was looking for a poetry book she knew exactly which one to did up! She knew I would be impressed by not only the writing about forms of water (Water=my happy place) but also by the way the words are laid out on the page. Every page was a different, every poem was unique, every image was special.
I love the idea of sharing this book and teaching about graphic design. Students could lay out their writing/poetry in a way that forms an image or works with the image they create.
These poems remind me of infographics, in that teach something with few words, and images laid out in a fun way.
*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!