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  • http://erinstead.com/ - turtle and bunny image from And Then It’s Spring(Most images within PowerPoint are illustrations from Erin E. Stead’s books from her website erinstead.com: permission slip within envelop to use her illustrations)Welcome families to our first grade classroom! My name is Miss DeMar and my name is Miss Robert. This is a slideshow presentation that focuses on the work of Erin E. Stead, a Michigan illustrator.- Both Samantha DeMar and Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - bear and tree image from Bear Has a Story to Tellhttp://erinstead.com/about/ - Author Image of Erin E. Steadhttp://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal – Caldecott Award Imagehttp://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/53022-life-after-the-caldecott-erin-and-philip-stead.html - information regarding Erin (consulted)This is Erin Stead, an illustrator born in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She has teamed up with her husband Philip to create children’s literature. Together they wrote and illustrated A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 2011. Erin Stead’s love for animals is apparent in her work, as it plays an important role in each book.- Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/53022-life-after-the-caldecott-erin-and-philip-stead.html – information concerning work table, meeting husband, Ann Arbor, and Farmington Hills (consulted)Illustrator, Erin Stead, met her husband Philip while attending Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan. Today they share their time between Ann Arbor, Michigan and New York City. When in Ann Arbor, they live in a renovated, 100 year old barn with plenty of workspace. When Erin works on her illustrations, she uses a drafting table from a former Detroit Edison electric draftsman. Living in Michigan has influenced the content of her illustrations, as can be seen in Bear Has a Story to Tell and And Then It’s Spring.- SamanthaDeMarSpeaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - Image from And Then It’s Springhttp://reachroadgallery.com/woodblock.htm – information concerning Woodblock Printing process (consulted)Erin Stead uses the method of woodblock printing to create her illustrations. This process begins with a drawing or sketch. The reverse image is then meticulously carved onto a wooden block. After the block has been crafted to the artist’s liking, it is rolled with ink. Each color must be carefully placed and layered. Paper is firmly placed onto the inked block. Image is then transferred once pressure is applied. After woodblock printing is complete, final touches are added.- Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/about/ - Collage of Woodblock Printing as Erin Works by Nicole Haley (permission in envelope)These are pictures of Erin demonstrating the woodblock printing process.- SamanthaDeMar Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - Elephant and Amos Playing Chess Image from A Sick Day for Amos McGeehttp://erinstead.com/books/a-sick-day-for-amos-mcgee/ - Book Cover Image for A Sick Day for Amos McGeeStead, Philip C. Stead. A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Illus. Erin E. Stead. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2010. Print. Written by her husband, Philip Stead, A Sick Day for Amos McGee was the first book that Erin Stead illustrated. This is a book about a zookeeper named Amos McGee who takes care of his animal friends, the elephant, the tortoise, the penguin, the rhinoceros, and the owl. One day, Amos catches a cold and cannot visit his friends at the zoo. Missing Amos, the zoo animals decide to go visit him.- Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - bus image from A Sick Day for Amos McGeehttp://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal – Caldecott Award ImageStead, Philip C. Stead. A Sick Day for Amos McGee. Illus. Erin E. Stead. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2010. Print. A Sick Day for Amos McGee is written for children grades Kindergarten to Second. The illustrations in this book are vivid and very detailed. Children will be drawn to the many different zoo animals, which are clearly presented. The moral of the story is to take care of others when they are in need. A Sick Day for Amos McGee was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 2011, for being the most distinguished American picture book for children.  - Samantha DeMar Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/This is a picture from A Sick Day for Amos McGee demonstrating the vivid detail of Erin’s illustrations.- Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - Bear and Duck Image from Bear Has a Story to Tell. http://erinstead.com/bear-has-a-story-to-tell/ - Book Cover Image for Bear Has a Story to TellStead, Philip C. Bear Has a Story to Tell. Illus. Erin E. Stead. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Print. Bear Has a Story to Tell is another book which Erin illustrated that is also written by her husband. The main character, Bear, has a story to tell. Throughout the book, he tries to share his story with his friends Mouse, Duck, Frog, and Mole, but they are busy preparing for winter. Bear chooses to help his friends get ready instead of sharing his story. Will he ever get a chance to tell them?- SamanthaDeMar Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - bear image from Bear Has a Story to TellStead, Philip C. Bear Has a Story to Tell. Illus. Erin E. Stead. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Print. Bear Has a Story to Tell is written for children in grades Kindergarten to Second. The illustrations in this book are both earthy and saturated giving depth to the story. This piece of children’s literature contains a circular plot, which means that the story begins and ends with the same idea, in the same place. The moral in this children’s book is to put others before yourself.   - Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - bear image from Bear Has a Story to TellThis is an illustration from Bear Has a Story to Tell. It is highly detailed and shows the earthy qualities of autumn.- Samantha DeMar Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - Dog Image from And Then It’s Springhttp://erinstead.com/books/and-then-its-spring/ - Book Cover Image for And Then It’s SpringFogliano, Julie. And Then It’s Spring. Illus. Erin E. Stead. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Print.And Then It’s Spring was written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin Stead. It is a simple story about a boy and his dog companion as they plant and tend a garden through the seasons.- Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - image of boy, dog, bunny, and turtle from And Then It’s SpringFogliano, Julie. And Then It’s Spring. Illus. Erin E. Stead. New York: Roaring Brook Press, 2012. Print. And Then It’s Spring is a children’s book written for grades Kindergarten to First. The illustrations are very dominant in comparison to the amount of text. The artwork has a very organic tone, which coincides with the content of the book. The moral of this story is responsibility.  - SamanthaDeMar Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - landscape image from And Then It’s SpringThis is full page illustration that depicts the dominating organic tone of And Then It’s Spring.- Christina Robert Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/books/and-then-its-spring/ - Image from And Then It’s SpringThank you for watching this presentation about Michigan illustrator Erin E. Stead. We hope that you enjoyed learning about her and her artwork.- Samantha DeMar Speaking
  • http://erinstead.com/ - Image of bear from Bear Has a Story to Tellhttp://erinstead.com/ - Illustrator’s Websitehttp://erinstead.com/bear-has-a-story-to-tell/ - Information/Book page for Bear Has a Story to Tellhttp://erinstead.com/books/and-then-its-spring/ - Information/Book page for And Then It’s Springhttp://erinstead.com/books/a-sick-day-for-amos-mcgee/ - Information/Book page for A Sick Day for Amos McGeehttp://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal - Caldecott Medal linkTo support the Michigan community, please read other books by Michigan authors and illustrators. For more information about Erin E. Stead and her artwork, visit her website at erinstead.com. Here is also a list of websites to look at her three books Bear Has a Story to Tell, And Then It’s Spring, and A Sick Day for Amos McGee. There is also a website to research the Caldecott Medal and other winners. Thank you families!- Christina Robert Speaking

Erin E. Stead by C. Robert and S. DeMar Erin E. Stead by C. Robert and S. DeMar Presentation Transcript

  • Erin E. Stead Michigan Illustrator S. DeMar C. Robert
  • Erin E. Stead • Born in Farmington Hills, MI • Husband, Philip, is an author • Illustrator of children’s books • Winner of Caldecott Medal • Loves animals – featured in her workCaldecott Award Winner
  • Michigan Relation• Born in Farmington Hills, MI• Husband – met in Dearborn, MI• Lives in Ann Arbor, MI• Drafting table – Detroit Edison electrical draftsman• Michigan background influences content of illustrations
  • Woodblock Printing Explained1. Begin with a drawing2. Reverse image carved on wooden block3. Block is rolled with ink4. Paper is placed on wooden block5. Pressure is applied to transfer image
  • Woodblock Printing Shown
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGeeAmos McGee, a zookeeper, takes care of the animals. One day, Amos is sick. The animals visit McGee and take care of him, just like he takes care of them.
  • Reasons for Reading• Grade – Kindergarten to Second (5-8 yrs)• Illustrations – Vivid, detailed artistry Caldecott Award• Good Moral – Taking care of others Winner• Caldecott Award Winner
  • Bear Has a Story to Tell Bear has a story to tell. He tries to tell his friends, but winter is coming and they need to get ready. Will he ever get to tell them?
  • Reasons for Reading• Grade – Kindergarten to Second (5-8 yrs)• Illustrations – Earthy, saturated colors• Circular Plot• Good Moral – “Golden Rule” o Put others before yourself
  • And Then it’s SpringA story about a boy whoplants a garden and waits for it to grow.
  • Reasons for Reading• Grade – Kindergarten to First (5-7 yrs)• Illustrations – Dominating, organic images• Good Moral - Responsibility
  • Thank You Families!
  • Citation Information• Erin Stead’s Webpage: erinstead.com• Bear Has a Story to Tell http://erinstead.com/bear-has-a-story-to-tell/• And Then It’s Spring http://erinstead.com/books/and-then-its-spring/• A Sick Day for Amos McGee http://erinstead.com/books/a-sick-day-for-amos-mcgee/• Book Award Information: Caldecott Medal http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldec ottmedal/caldecottmedal