Connect the creature to the rhyme. Seems pretty easy doesn't it? Or does it?
Look around your school. Do you think that there is a monster in the Cafeteria? Or the Gym? Or maybe even the boy's bathroom? Draw the monster you think lives at a special location inside your school. Then write the monsters story.
Print a fairy or a goblin, then grab your crayons, markers and pencils and get to colorin'!
The easiest way to build a character is from the ground up. So, I have given you the feet to begin with. It's your job to finish the monster however you would like!
The "Feet Sheet"
The many stages involved to take an image from idea to finish.
It's fun making books, but what happens when all the boxes get delivered to my house?
Once a drawing has been all cleaned up, it's time to get scanned into the computer for some color!
Getting a Book Order
Halloween Boy and the Christmas Kid - Educator's Guide
Monsters in My School
Everybody Wake Up!! - Educator's Guide
Monsters in Manhattan - Educator's Guide
Download the hand-out.
Please download these entertaining and expansive programs to help supplement students enjoyment and interaction with my books.
Each guide includes guiding questions and "behind the book" information for read alouds, curriculum connectors, book specific games and projects, areas for further research and more!
I have the greatest job in the world! As an author and an illustrator I get to imagine and create all sorts of odd, bizarre and crazy characters. But I bet you didn't realize how easy it is to make a monster? It is super easy! Just look around the house for anything old, unused or on it's way to the trash. Shoe boxes, soda cans, straws, cotton balls, CDs or even old sneakers can be the fantastic beginning of a spooky, hilarious or goofy monster. Watch the video or click on the hand-out to see how!