Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'm taking a Children's Literature course right now, so tonight I made a poster to bring in as part of my Book Talk.  I had to come up with three response activities for imaginary children to do (since I'm licensed in middle/high school, it's very unlikely I will ever actually teach Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH) and bring in an example of one of them.  I went with illustrate a scene from a book, the lazy child's extra credit.

As a child, it would never have occurred to me that collage is a valid form of illustration.  Also, when I was a child, we couldn't just ask the internet to give us pictures of things.  I think we may have used something called a "magazine", as was the style at the time.  Magazines were like the internet made of paper except there was less porn, and they didn't give you infinite amounts of bootleg media.

Mrs. Frisby is a Russian striped field mouse.  Her cape is made of part of a Netflix envelope.  I don't think the cape is mentioned at any point in the book, but I'm siding with Don Bluth on this one.

My commission from Michelle has been on hiatus since I've been sick, but here's what it looks like so far:

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