We were very inspired by the gentle repetitive text and muted art in Chris Raschka‘s book Little Black Crow. This book begins with the question Little Black Crow, Where do you Go? and goes on to ask 26 more questions all inspired by the wondering of a little boy who spies a crow up in the sky. Simple, engaging, lovely to read again and again.
We took pencil to paper and practiced making crows in Raschka’s style and went on to create art pieces and added our own “mini poems” also borrowed from Rashka’s style of wondering verse. Finished pieces look gorgeous.
Below is Sergio‘s poem.
Some students, like Khai, chose to use bright colours as a background.
Others were inspired by the paler colour scheme Raschka used in his book.
Truman really captured the loose lines that come together to create a charming crow in Raschka’s style.