Bob Barner and You by Bob Barner
  

Synopsis

Bob Barner and You by Bob Barner

This title features the personal reflections of non fiction picture book author illustrator, Bob Barner, including insight into his life, his path to becoming a successful children's author illustrator and the back story behind his books. Mr. Barner offers activity suggestions for each of his featured books and interesting details to share with students that will pique their interest in writing and illustrating. His discussion of his creative process in such books as Dem Bones, Stars, Stars, Stars and Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! is both fascinating and instructive to teachers and the young writers with whom they work. The book is beautifully illustrated with art from Mr. Barner's books. Grades K-6. Playing on the phrase, The author and you which is a commonly taught reading comprehension strategy that teaches the learner how to look at the words of an author and make inferences about what is being said, this new series will assist the teacher and teacher librarian in understanding the underlying purposes of the author as they prepare learning activities for their students. The series that will focus primarily on books for the elementary age child (K-6) will feature insights into the author's background, purposes and goals in writing his books. By furnishing an overview of the author's works, the books in the series will give teachers insight into the big picture of their creative process. This title features the personal reflections of non fiction picture book author illustrator, Bob Barner, including insight into his life, his path to becoming a successful children's author illustrator and the back story behind his books. Mr. Barner offers activity suggestions for each of his featured books and interesting details to share with students that will pique their interest in writing and illustrating. His discussion of his creative process in such books as Dem Bones, Stars, Stars, Stars and, Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! is both fascinating and instructive to teachers and the young writers they instruct. The book is beautifully illustrated with art from Mr. Barner's books. Grades K-6.

Reviews

Barner's children's books include such titles as Dem Bones, Stars, Stars, Stars and Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!, and here he provides the backstage view of how he created them. He describes how he grew up and became an artist and author, how he works daily, how he keeps his idea files and sketches, whether the pictures or words come first, how he gets his work on paper, and how others can use his methods in their own creative processes. He then gives activities for each book and also gives a little inside information about the movie of Dem Bones. The result is a classroom visit on paper. - Reference & Research Book News

About the Author

Bob Barner is the author and illustrator of several award winning non fiction picture books for children including Dem Bones, Stars!Stars!Stars! and Bugs!Bugs!Bugs! He resides in San Francisco, California, and maintains the Web site www.bobbarner.com.

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Format

Paperback
136 pages

Author

Bob Barner
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Publisher

Libraries Unlimited Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th September 2006

ISBN

9781591582625


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