Jan Brett Author Study
We chose to study Jan Brett because many of her stories take place in cold, snowy
places. Little did we know that we were ...
In Annie and The Wild Animals, Annie can’t find her cat.
Annie decides to bake some corn cakes and leave them in the woods
                    to try to attract a new pet.
Making Corn Cakes
“Snow” and Ice Play
“Real”
 Snow
and Ice
All this talk about ice and snow made us very
      curious about icebergs and glaciers.
The animals who came to eat Annie’s corn cakes were much too big and
                          wild to be pets.
Acting out the story
When a giant moose comes to Annie’s window, she gives up her plan. Luckily, her cat and some
                        new b...
In The Hat, Hedgie gets a sock stuck on his head.
Hedgie tells his animal friends that he’s wearing a new hat.
Hedgie’s friends take all the clothes off the clothesline to create hats like his.
In The Trouble With
    Trolls, Treva is
  skiing over the
mountain with her
  dog Tuffi. Some
troublesome trolls
   keep t...
Trolls!
The World of the Trolls
Trolls in their underground world
In The Mitten, Nicki loses his brand new white mitten made by his grandmother.
A few passing animals decided to crawl
         inside to stay warm.
Eventually, the mitten gets very crowded!
Recreating the story
Making Mittens
We then read Jan Brett’s
most delicious selections,
 Gingerbread Friends and
    Gingerbread Baby.
So, of course, we made our own
gingerbread dough to play with.
Then we made
    some
 gingerbread
cookies of our
 own to eat.
In the story
    Hedgie’s
   Surprise, a
 troublesome
Tomten steals
   eggs from
    Hedgie’s
friend, Henny.
He continues to steal eggs until
 one day he grabs a handful of
          hedgehog!
So we decided to have
some “egg” fun of our own!
Toss your egg into the nest!
We got to meet a
“real” illustrator
  who read us
      some
 of her favorite
     books.
We created
illustrations
of our own.
We were happy to meet “Hedgie” and to make hedgehogs we could eat!
We had fun playing the
Jan Brett board game.
We watched a movie about
Jan Brett and she showed us how
       to make hedgehogs
We made
some hedgehogs
   and we sent
     them to
 Jan Brett with a
      letter.
  We hope she
   writes back
      to u...
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  • Jan Brett Author Study, 2010

    1. 1. Jan Brett Author Study
    2. 2. We chose to study Jan Brett because many of her stories take place in cold, snowy places. Little did we know that we were about to experience the snowiest winter in Philadelphia history! The children figured out that Jan Brett likes to have certain elements in many of her books: • She creates elaborate borders that often tell part of the story. • Many of her characters are animals. • Her stories often take place in cold, snowy places. • Many of her stories are set in places far away from Philadelphia and some happened long ago.
    3. 3. In Annie and The Wild Animals, Annie can’t find her cat.
    4. 4. Annie decides to bake some corn cakes and leave them in the woods to try to attract a new pet.
    5. 5. Making Corn Cakes
    6. 6. “Snow” and Ice Play
    7. 7. “Real” Snow and Ice
    8. 8. All this talk about ice and snow made us very curious about icebergs and glaciers.
    9. 9. The animals who came to eat Annie’s corn cakes were much too big and wild to be pets.
    10. 10. Acting out the story
    11. 11. When a giant moose comes to Annie’s window, she gives up her plan. Luckily, her cat and some new baby kittens come back home to Annie.
    12. 12. In The Hat, Hedgie gets a sock stuck on his head.
    13. 13. Hedgie tells his animal friends that he’s wearing a new hat.
    14. 14. Hedgie’s friends take all the clothes off the clothesline to create hats like his.
    15. 15. In The Trouble With Trolls, Treva is skiing over the mountain with her dog Tuffi. Some troublesome trolls keep trying to steal her dog.
    16. 16. Trolls!
    17. 17. The World of the Trolls
    18. 18. Trolls in their underground world
    19. 19. In The Mitten, Nicki loses his brand new white mitten made by his grandmother.
    20. 20. A few passing animals decided to crawl inside to stay warm.
    21. 21. Eventually, the mitten gets very crowded!
    22. 22. Recreating the story
    23. 23. Making Mittens
    24. 24. We then read Jan Brett’s most delicious selections, Gingerbread Friends and Gingerbread Baby.
    25. 25. So, of course, we made our own gingerbread dough to play with.
    26. 26. Then we made some gingerbread cookies of our own to eat.
    27. 27. In the story Hedgie’s Surprise, a troublesome Tomten steals eggs from Hedgie’s friend, Henny.
    28. 28. He continues to steal eggs until one day he grabs a handful of hedgehog!
    29. 29. So we decided to have some “egg” fun of our own!
    30. 30. Toss your egg into the nest!
    31. 31. We got to meet a “real” illustrator who read us some of her favorite books.
    32. 32. We created illustrations of our own.
    33. 33. We were happy to meet “Hedgie” and to make hedgehogs we could eat!
    34. 34. We had fun playing the Jan Brett board game.
    35. 35. We watched a movie about Jan Brett and she showed us how to make hedgehogs
    36. 36. We made some hedgehogs and we sent them to Jan Brett with a letter. We hope she writes back to us.

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