Monday, January 14, 2013

Marla Frazee

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I am wrapping up a Marla Frazee illustrator study this week. She is the author of many books as well, but my kindergartners have been focused on many elements of her illustrations. She has taught us to use background color and shading. She has taught us to think about our color choices before actually filling in the drawing. She has also taught us a lot about how to show feeling in our own characters. I see glimmers of illustrations like Marla Frazee in my students more and more. It is because of her wonderful stories and characters. Here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks.

The book above, pictured next to Marla Frazee is her most recent book, Boot and Shoe. A story of two funny characters who find themselves in an interesting situation.

Stars by Mary Lyn Ray is a lovely story about finding stars in all kinds of places.

All the World is a beautiful story by Liz Garton Scanlon with equally beautiful illustrations by Marla Frazee.

The Boss Baby, this is by far the most hilarious children's book I have read recently. 

Rollercoaster, another great offering by Marla Frazee that allows readers to see a small moment perfectly modeled for the young reader and writer.



Stacey said...

I nicknamed my daughter the boss baby (and read her the book quite a bit) after she was born. I love that book and cannot wait to explore some of Frazee's other books.

Lady In Read said...

have not read her books.. but after seeing the books here/the covers as well, i am going to check them out.. am following you now via GFC.. came here from What are you reading?

Linda B said...

I have, & love, Stars-know of some of the others, but haven't read them yet. I'll be sure to look them up, Betsy!

Robin said...

Boss Baby! This is one of my new favorites this year! I checked this out from the library to help my students study the illustrations and the different ways the author draws - especially the way she zooms in on just one thing sometimes. I love this illustrator and was thinking of doing a study of her...thanks for the other book recommendations!