Let's Make Rabbits was a to me book created by Leo Lionni. I was intrigued by the front cover when one rabbit is created with collage and another one is outlined in pencil. The book begins with a pair of scissors and a pencil asking each other what they should do today. The reader will notice a collection of warm subtle tones of various papers on the right side of the page. The pencil drew a rabbit. The scissors create a rabbit. This makes a great mentor text for collage. In a one page illustration the reader can see the various parts that were cut out to make a rabbit. The two rabbits are best friends and get hungry. The pencil and scissors each create a carrot. The rabbits rest. I do enjoy the various positions the rabbits are in to give students more ideas for their own creating. Naturally the rabbits are hungry again. They discover a real carrot and know it's real because it has a shadow. They eat it. Can you predict what happens next?
I love creating in different medias. I love to show students how to create. I think it's important for us to try and offer various materials to show and demonstrate learning.
There you go adding titles to my wishlist again. I think this book might make a great mentor text for the beginning days of writer's workshop.
Mandy, I agree with Cathy. :). I can see using this book at the beginning of the year as we build community and talk about how our differences can compliment each other.ReplyDelete