Monday, May 19, 2008

Start with a square...

Or any shape if you dare.

Talented Mississippian Chuck Galey, author and illustrator, was the first performance of the summer reading program for the Pearl Public Library. He was received well by the children, parents and staff.

He explained the process of how books are born and showed his various sketches for books he has illustrated. One of the coolest elements he added to the program was a particpatory activity where he asked the children to use geometric shapes to create bugs. After he finished one bug he asked the crowd to name the bug using the geometric shapes names. Some memorable new bug names include "He-doo", "Tricyloval", "Bugsy", "Posionous Trapezoid", or "Buzzy Bob".

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