Our celebration of The Art of Read Every Day continues! This week, we're highligting the artwork of LeUyen Pham and the companion videos and discussion guides that coincide with her gorgeous art.
LeUyen Pham is the author/illustrator of 50 books for children, including the bestselling Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio, Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore, and Shoe-La-La! by Karen Beaumont. As seen in her Art of Read Every Day artwork, her illustrations are always playful and lively and always attempt to capture the spirit of childhood. In this particular work, we see children reading in a tree, which she reminds us is a symbol of knowledge. Pham wanted the children to represent a varitey of countries, something she is always mindful of in her work, as her father is Vietnamese and her mother is half Vietnamese, half French. She even included her two young sons at the base of the tree.
Visit The Art of Read Every Day collection and you can dowload the artwork and discussion a variety of resources, including:
- an interview with Pham where she discusses the importance of conveying emotion in her work, how she focuses (she likes to work with the television or music on), and why she always tried to "go with the flow."
- a video of Pham reading aloud from
- Common Core-ready discussion guides
We'll be sharing the above resources throughout the week, so keep an eye on our social media channels.
Original artwork by LeUyen Pham