"He is so funny!"
"He doesn't just make books, he makes songs too."
"I learned why he writes so many books."
"He's so creative!"
What an amazing time we had meeting and learning from Barney Saltzberg last week. We laughed, we sang, we learned how he writes books, we saw him illustrate and we got to ask him some questions about being and author and illustrator. We all had a blast!
One of the things we did to get ready for our Skype visit was to read as many of Barney Saltzberg's books as possible. The kids and I have been doing some amazing oil pastel illustrations of Arlo (see videos below) based on his book Arlo Needs Glasses. The kids were thrilled that they got to meet the real Arlo and see just how huge he is. We also got to hear how Barney got the idea for Arlo Needs Glasses.
Sidenote: Celebrating Beautiful Oops! is being launched this January. It is a great opportunity for you and your students to turn something that you may have thought of as an "oops" and see it as something positive and something that can we can learn from.
The kids also had a blast singing with him "Shopping With My Dog" and "Where Oh Where is My Underwear."