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re: "The Story Nobody Knows"

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holmgren ("holmgren")
Sun, 8 Mar 98 22:09:03 -0600

Hi Mark, and others who expressed interest in my bibliography,

>Sure I'm interested in your bibliography. Sounds very interesting. What I
>usually do, though, is actually read stories and cover them up so the
>students don't see the illustrations-lest the illustrations sway them into
>someone else's style of imagery.

I'm sorry its taken me a few days to get back to you. I'm in the final
stages of creating a database for my bibliography, and I am swamped. (of
course, teaching takes some time too, right?) I'm not sure yet how to
share the database when I get it finished, but a number of people are
interested, so I'll figure something out.

Anyway, here are a few books that I think have great secondary color
imagery in them that you might want to check out. "The Earth and I" by
Frank Asch, "Drummer Hoff" by Barbara Emberley, "Count", "Lunch", and "In
the Small, Small Pond" by Denise Fleming, "The Animal That Drank Up
Sound" by William Stafford, "Sparky's Rainbow Repair" by Max Haynes,
"Osaa's Pride' by Ann Grifalconi, "Earthdance" by JoAnne Ryder, and "The
Paperboy" by Dav Pilkey.

I like to use the illustrations in the book to reinforce the concepts
we've already learned in art class, or sometimes to help introduce them.
My reasoning for putting the bibliography together is that small children
are are going to encounter picture books much more frequently than
artwork in museums, so why not take advantage of them as a valuable
resource; help to get them looking more critically at illustrations, and
then, of couse transfer this to looking at artworks.

I do also use books in the way you mentioned, but that isn't my focus in
this project.

Hope this is helpful.