COOKING A BOOK
Grades K - 3
Wearing a chef's hat and coat, I "cook" a book for students. Into my
large pot go inspiration, research, rough drafts, revisions, pencil
sketches and more as I explain how an author's idea becomes a
published book. I use my book, These Little Piggies Go to the Beach,
as my primary example, though I also read from some of my other 11
books. Additional props include an original book illustration and a
printing press sheet.
By the end of this interactive program, students should have gained
an appreciation both for the writing process and the book-making
process. I conclude with a Q&A session.
Photo credit for photos 1 and 6: Julie Simonson; 2 and 4: Al Edgar; 3: Nicole Morin