“Frida and Bear Play the Shape Game”
Best friends Frida and Bear love to draw until one day Bear runs out of ideas. Frida draws a strange shape.
Bear draws the shape into a dog.
And the Shape Game begins. Bear hands Frida a twig. She draws wings around the twig to create a butterfly. The friends take turns drawing and inventing new pictures.
This story promotes imagination, flexible thinking, making connections, and creative expression.
TITLE: Frida and Bear Play the Shape Game
AUTHOR: Anthony Browne
ILLUSTRATOR: Hanne Bartholin
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2015
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, flexible thinking, making connections, creative expression
1) Draw an unusual shape. Have your partner transform it into something else. Take turns drawing.
2) Play the Shape Game from the book to create an entire new world.
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Hanne Bartholin is a Danish illustrator and recipient of the Danish Ministry of Culture Illustration Prize.
Here’s a previous post about a drawing game called Squiggles.