Monday, February 7, 2011


I like this book for it's beautiful illustrations and for the message encouraging diversity.  I read the book to my students, encouraging them to notice the illustrations and the gilded frame around each page.  Next, students went to work on creating self-portraits, trying to match their hair and skin color, and all of the important details that make them unique.  They were also encouraged to draw a background that would either represent where they live or what they like to do.  Lastly, students selected a larger piece of colored construction paper to serve as their "frame".  They used metallic crayons to make their frames special and 'fancy' like the frames in the book.

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