This past week we started our first author study of the year on Jan Brett. It is the perfect time of year to dive into the winter wonderlands that she creates in books such as, "The Mitten" (my favorite, "The Hat" and "The Three Snow Bears". So far we have learned that Jan Brett knew that she wanted to be an illustrator since she was young. She loved making scenes in books so detailed that what she imagined and pictured in her mind could actually exist. The kids have been learning little facts about her as we read her stories and have been doing a really great job comparing the books to one another to discover what are some similarities and differences between them.
I have added a link on the right side of the blog to Jan Brett's website. There are some online games and interactive and printable coloring pages that the kids may like to investigate.