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Re: [teacherartexchange] Ice-cream cone coot


Date: Tue Aug 29 2006 - 12:57:51 PDT

What a delightful book! I have not heard about it. It will go nicely with a
Bird-Insect Art Activity project I do with my elementary art ed majors and my
elementary classroom teachers. It is an Art Synectics activity in which
students are asked to combine parts of bird names with parts of insects names.
The goal is to produce a list of several new, imaginary creatures and then to
draw what they look like. This book sounds like it would be a great resource.
I also like to show students children's books as it relates to an art

Thanks for sharing.


Quoting leah from work <>:

> There is a list on the web site of different named birds and fish. I forget
> who posted it, but last year after my mom died and I started the year with
> minimal planning, one of the very kind people who sent me warm up ideas sent
> me the list.
> I was just digging through a box of donated books, and found a book called
> THE ICE-CREAM CONE COOT, and Other Rare Birds. By Arnold Lobel
> (ISBN:0-8193-0443-3) (copyright 1971)
> It is wonderful - many many variations of well drawn birds with very wild
> names: pencilkeet parrot, cupadee, shuttercluck, soupladle lark...
> Maybe you knew about the book already - but if not I thought I would pass it
> along.I try to use books to introduce my elementary art lessons whenever I
> can - I hadn't used the birds (or fish) with primary grades - but I am so
> thrilled to find this book
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Director, Graduate & Undergraduate Studies in
Art Education
Department of Visual Arts
Texas Woman's University
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