Did you know picture books have multiple layers? Those of us who write them are aware of this because it plays into how the story unfolds. But children might not be aware of this. With that in mind, I’m delighted to share a wonderful post written by artist, teacher and children’s writer, Kathy O’Neill as she delves into the multiple layers of picture books with tips for using those rich layers to spark curiosity, faith in God, and a love of reading in our littlest ones.
And in the super special department, guess which book she features with examples of activities that delve into each rich layer? Little Ewe (Beaming Books, 2021)! Thank you, Kathy and thank you, Sally Matheny, for hosting her.
Read the post here and while you are there be sure to further explore Sally’s terrific faith-based website, chock full of bookish and educational posts for families. Kathy O’ Neill also has an engaging blog with posts to help children discover God through art history and nature.
2 thoughts on “GUEST POST: Exploring PICTURE BOOK LAYERS with Children”
Thank you so much for your kind words, Laura! I loved using your LITTLE EWE for my post, because you and Tommy put all those picture book layers together so beautifully to create a delightful book that children and parents will love to read and reread!
Aww, thanks Kathy.