“What Shapes Can Be”

“What Shapes Can Be”

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Go, Shapes, Go

Go, Shapes, Go is a creative book of art and imagination. Writing in rhyme, Denise Fleming uses her skilled technique of creating collage by pouring colored cotton fiber through hand-cut stencils to design unique illustrations.

Mouse wants the Shapes to perform a show by arranging themselves into a monkey for him. Mouse accidentally runs into Monkey and the Shapes fall apart. But they quickly rearrange themselves into another animal. Watch out, Mouse! This book promotes creativity and imagination.

TITLE: Go, Shapes, Go

AUTHOR: Denise Fleming

ILLUSTRATOR: Denise Fleming

PUBLISHER: Beach Lane Books, 2014

AGE GROUP: 3-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, imagination

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Do a crayon rubbing, using different textures. Using these papers, cut out different shapes. Arrange these shapes into an image. Then rearrange the shapes again into another image.

2) From a piece of paper, cut out a circle or other shape so that your paper has a hole in it. Figure out how to make this holed paper into a work of art and then create it.

3) Play with Tangrams   tangramcat

http://www.vizi-pixel.com/worksheet/tangram-worksheets-free

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Denise Fleming, visit: http://www.denisefleming.com

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