Thursday, June 12, 2008

Author Of the Week: Lois Ehlert

Lois Ehlert is an award-winning author/illustrator with many books under her belt. She is known for her bright, bold collage style illustrations. You might recognize her artwork in the popular children's book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. She is also a noted author in her own right with sweet, simple and often rhyming text that matches each of her colorful collages perfectly.

As a *former* teacher, it's really hard to pick up one of her books and not instantly think of a fun activity to do after reading them. In fact, you may remember me planting a rainbow with my kids after reading Ehlert's book Planting A Rainbow. After reading Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z a great activity would be to have a tasting of some of the more exotic vegetables she mentions. An obvious activity for Leaf Man is to make a person or animals out of leaves. Make vegetable soup with your garden's bounty after reading Growing Vegetable Soup. The ideas are endless. Tomorrow, I will show you an activity inspired by Ehlert's book Oodles of Animals.

Even if you don't have an activity in mind when you read Ehlert's books, they're enjoyable to read and even more enjoyable to look at.

1 comment:

hautemommy said...

Oh my gosh, my son is OBSESSED with Waiting for Wings!! One of our absolute faves, so we will have to check out the others!! :) I just came across your blog, and am loving it!! xo!