Erin E. Stead by C. Robert and S. DeMarPresentation 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