Focus: Communication Skills
Mo Willems is one of our favourite authors. We have read his books over and over again. Some of our favourite stories are:
‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the BUS!’
‘Should I Share My Ice-cream?”
How do authors and illustrators use lines, shapes and patterns in their picture books? Notice how Mo Willems uses lines and shapes to create his drawing.
You might want to try drawing Piggie with Mo Willems.
You might want to try drawing Pigeon.
You might want to try drawing Elephant Gerald.
We can explore drawing, creating and designing through our exploration of lines, patterns and shapes. Invite the children to make their own drawings or create stories using familiar characters or their own imaginative characters. The children may want to add their own details, speech bubbles and thinking clouds to add dialogue and thought.