Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Geisel Challenge: Week 2

Welcome to week two of the Geisel Challenge. It feels great to jump back into the routine of posting a weekly video. After you watch my video and explore the resources below, please watch Colby's video and listen to these podcasts

Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways by Laura McGee Kvasnosky 

Read all the books in the Zelda and Ivy series

Download Zelda and Ivy paper dolls. 

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen  

Play games on Mercy Watson's website

Download this teachers' guide

Wouldn't this look GREAT in your library or classroom? 

"You are illustrating somebody else's words, so you have to go by the story and, you know, you can't go off on a tangent. But Kate was great. She gave me very minimal character descriptions. So for example, there are two elderly sisters that live next to the Watsons named the Lincoln sisters. And the only description I got for those characters from Kate was that they're really old and they're really thin. And so that's why I went… And so she really gave me free reign to sort of design these characters as I see fit." - Chris Van Dusen 

Not a Box by Antoinette Portis 

Author-illustrator Antoinette Portis talks about Not a Box and Not a Stick

Download the Not a Box activity kit. 

Froodle, Antoinette Portis' next book, will be released on May 6. 

Move Over, Rover! by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by Jane Dyer

1 comment:

  1. Have I mentioned how happy I am to be watching these again? #Grateful. :)