This week, my lovely book group and I enjoyed sharing this lovely story from our 2019 Picture Book shortlist. They adored it and were keen to get out and start painting immediately. We looked at Matisse’s painting of ‘The Snail’ and then had some fun!
Each child decided how they wanted to create a picture of a snail. They were really inspired by the illustrations in the book, exploring colour and shapes to create their own characters. Each was very different - and each lovely!
Biscuits play a very important role in our book group sessions and biscuit art is becoming quite a thing with our JAB juniors! There were lots of sticky fingers and laughter as we created our edible Matisses. It was a lovely session to celebrate a fabulous book which deserves its place on our 2019 short list!