Beautiful composition Daniella(3rd grade). I particularly like your happy Swomee-Swans!
I love your take on the Lorax with the added chopped down Truffula tree Harrison(4th grade)!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Loraxes in Progress
In honor of Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd, all my students are working on a piece inspired by his beloved book, The Lorax. Written in 1971, the book almost parallels the plight of the Amazon Rainforest. The Lorax is a small creature who details the story of the greedy Once-ler who has chopped down all of the Truffula Trees to create a useless item known as a Thneed. As a consequence, many of the creatures that depended on the Truffula tree for survival have been driven out. One could swap the Amazon's Kapok Tree for the Truffula, Toucans for the Swomee- Swans, and The Sloth for Bar-ba-loots.
The children followed a direct line drawing lesson to create their Lorax as he sits on his tree trunk perch. I love his quote, "I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." They could then decide to create his surrounding environment with tree stumps, beautiful Truffulas, Swomee-Swans, Humming-Fish ect.. They used a combination of marker, tempera and watercolor.
(I discovered that The Lorax will be an animated motion picture in March 2012)