Last week we told you about our new project, The Art of Read Every Day, which features artwork from 13 of our favorite children's book illustrators, along with free companion resources for classrooms. Each week we'll spotlight one of the 13 illustrators, their artwork, and the accompanying resources on our social media channels. You'll find videos of the artists, discussion guides, and of course, the gorgeous illustrations they dreamed up for this special project.
This week we're focusing on Nancy Carpenter. Carpenter has illustrated over 30 children's books in her career, namely the much-loved Lucky Ducklings, written by Eva Moore. Her artwork for this project (pictured above) depicts a family huddled under a giant beach umbrella, seeking shelter from a rainstorm and passing the time by reading. It makes me so nostalgic for summer.
We've got plenty more (free!) resources for teachers or parents to use with kids. On the site you'll find the following:
- companion discussion guides (for grades K—2 and 3—5), with writing and art prompts, all around Carpenter's work
- Videos of Nancy Carpenter explaining her artistic process and reading aloud from Lucky Ducklings
- A downloadable PDF of the poster
We'll be sharing these resources on social all week, so be sure to follow us!
Original artwork by Nancy Carpenter.