I love using children's books as inspiration for art but I especially love when a book delivers the trifecta! There is a great moral, exposure to new words or an expansion of language skills and last but certainly not least the illustrations are eye-catching and really help to add depth to the story.
This adorable little book delivers on all fronts. It explores the themes of diversity and individuality and reiterates the fact that we are all unique and special in our own way! It also uses lots of opposite words so before the story started I told the Doodlebugs to listen out for words that are opposites and they had to call a few out for me at the end. We also talked about what the story means and they got to say what it meant to them in their own words.
Then of course we got down to painting our ocean backgrounds and they each decorated a few unique You Be You styled fish which they drew, cut out and stuck onto their ocean backgrounds!
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)