I spent the morning with some very artistic children in Akron, Ohio! We talked about making picture books and how to create illustrations using cut paper and mixed media. I read aloud Finn Throws a Fit, written by David Elliott and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, without showing them the book. This book is so much fun, filled with a lot of imagery that comes through in very few words. And the illustrations are fantastic!
After hearing the story aloud, I asked the kids to think about what kind of images they saw when I was reading. Each kid picked a part of the story to illustrate. Here are some of their fabulous cut paper illustrations: