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Pocket Full of Colors

 

 

 

 

 

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire”

Mary Blair liked to collect colors. After attending art school, she was one of the first women to be hired by Walt Disney Studios. When Mary turned her work in, her ideas were rejected. She didn’t follow the black and white rules. But Walt Disney liked Mary’s art and invited her on a business trip to Brazil.

      In Brazil, Mary discovered vibrant colors.

This time some of Mary’s ideas were accepted but most were still too modern or abstract. Mary decided to leave her job.

Then one day Walt Disney asked Mary to work for him again. Mary did so with a request of her own – to be in charged. Mary designed the colorful ride, It’s A Small World.

This story promotes inventiveness, creativity, following one’s passion, taking risks, and creative person.

TITLE: Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

AUTHOR: Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville

ILLUSTRATOR: Brigette Barrrager

PUBLISHER: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017

AGE GROUP: 6-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: inventiveness, creativity, following one’s passion, taking risks, creative person

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Invent your own version of a color wheel, using colors you find that interest you. Instead of using the color itself like a smudge or paint stroke of a color, find images or things that show that color and use these to create your unique color wheel.

2) Start a collection of colors. When you have collected five things that represent a single color or shade of color, assemble those objects together to create a work of art.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about authors Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville, visit:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/98912.Amy_Guglielmo

http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Jacqueline-Tourville/548773073

To learn more about illustrator Brigette Barrrager, visit:

http://brigetteb.com

Rain Fish

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Rain Fish”

When it rains, the fish come out and play. Through rhyme and using nature items, vibrant colors and items from around the house, author/illustrator Lois Ehlert brings to life a new species – rain fish.

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When the rain stops, where do they go?

This story promotes nature, imagination, resourceful, and inventiveness.

TITLE: Rain Fish

AUTHOR: Lois Ehlert

ILLUSTRATOR: Lois Ehlert

PUBLISHER: Beach Lane Books, 2016

AGE GROUP: 4-6

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: nature, imagination, resourceful, and inventiveness

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Create your own rain fish using materials only from around your home and nature.

2) Make a list of weather occurrences and another list of animals. Pair a weather occurrence with an animal to create a new species. For example, create a tornado bird or a sandstorm worm.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Lois Ehlert, visit:

http://loisehlert.weebly.com/biography.html