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

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

  1. 1. Erin E. Stead Michigan Illustrator S. DeMar C. Robert
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Woodblock Printing Shown
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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?
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. And Then it’s SpringA story about a boy whoplants a garden and waits for it to grow.
  11. 11. Reasons for Reading• Grade – Kindergarten to First (5-7 yrs)• Illustrations – Dominating, organic images• Good Moral - Responsibility
  12. 12. Thank You Families!
  13. 13. 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

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