Tomorrow is David Wiesner Day in my school library. My kindergartners, first graders, and second graders have been busy reading three-time Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner's innovative and delectable picture books. We had dozens of in-depth conversations about visual storytelling and what it means to truly read illustrations. I loved listening to kindergartners and first graders discuss Sector 7 and watching second graders experience Tuesday and The Three Pigs for the first time. I'll never forget our Flotsam conversations. "Mr. Schu, why is he bringing that little container to a store?" "Well, dear student. Once upon a time..." :)
You're probably not surprised that my students watched six videos during our Wiesner unit. I've complied them below for your viewing pleasure. Happy watching!
David Wiesner introduces Mr. Wuffles!
David Wiesner talks about Art and Max.
The book trailer for Flotsam.
David Wiesner discusses The Three Pigs and June 29, 1999.
June 29, 1999 was featured on Reading Rainbow.