Six weeks ago, I got a nice email from a lovely third-grade teacher in Kingston, Ontario named Anne Powers. She told me about her students–the Terrific Threes. Her class loved A LEAF CAN BE… and wanted to create some clay art based on another children’s illustrator’s work, share the art, and record students reading the book. She was asking permission to do that and share it publicly. I said yes!?And a few days ago, I got this video. It’s fantastic!
Ms. Powers’ students used craft clay and recycled materials like yogurt lids and cereal boxes to create their own art for LEAF. I love seeing the different approaches they took to recreating Violeta Dabija’s delicious art in another form. Some did basically the same scene as in the book. Others focused in on one tiny part. They used different methods of choosing/mixing colors. They each read a different line. The great?variety is so cool!
I’m honored that this class used my book to inspire their own creative project that took a lot of time and effort! Here’s the video. Thank you, Ms. Powers and Terrific Threes! ?(Note:?It won’t play on mobile devices in the U.S. because (it says) of copyright issues. I don’t know whether that’s due to music or text, but they did ask for and get permission to share the text:>)