Yes, I use them a lot. My students' favorites: "Monster Momma", "Where
the Wild Things Are", "Lon Po Po", "The Black Snowman", "Why Mosquitos
Buzz in People's Ears", "My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, And Me".
The book is part of a unit that has a theme and reinforces the elements and
principles of design. The students critique the visuals within the book
and discuss how they support the written story. Books are a great way to
incoporate aesthetics and criticism. They are also very assessable to
children and reinforces communication skills.
I am not familiar with Kiefer's book, but am interested in finding out more
St. John Elementary, Quincy, FL
Doctoral Student, Art Ed., FSU