Thursday, February 5, 2009

An Author to know about- Happy Birthday David Wiesner

Looking for a creative writing topic that is fresh and different? Try using the award-winning picture books of author-illustrator David Wiesner, born Feb 5, 1957 as your jumping point. Told in pictures with almost no words, his stories are fanciful, imaginative and almost dreamlike. Flying frogs, a camera that takes mysterious undersea pictures, three seemingly familiar pigs that escape the bounds of the printed page- these are all amazing topics sure to inspire a different interpretation from each child who view them. With an unprecedented five Caldecott Medals and Honors under his belt, Wiesner is an illustrator to watch- and easy to find at the library!

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