1st Grade – Caldecott: We Love Illustrations!

Ask any first grader to look at a Caldecott Award Winning Book, and they will be able to tell you the type of illustration. For example, if you read the book, The Emperor and the Kite, the illustrations are in the style of paper cut. Where the Wild Things Are is done in the style of a collage. Watercolor, pen, and ink, and wood cut are other art styles the children can identify. Mr. Caldecott would be proud of us!

The Caldecott winner, Mo Willems used a combination of technology and pen-and-ink drawing in his illustrations in his Knuffle Bunny series. In computer class, the first graders used digital cameras and Pixie to create an original story in the style of the Knuffle Bunny books. Each student illustrated and wrote a page in this collaborative story.Stories will be posted at http://bc.k12share.com/alevine when they are complete.