First, we watched a video about how Henkes creates his books- AWESOME! He goes into detail but still keeps it interesting and I've honestly never really thought about the illustrating process before. You can find it ~ here.
Next we read:
He has some other great books (see below) that we will get into soon!
I just found Chrysanthemum at a garage sale and am so excited to add it to my future classroom library. Kitten's First Full Moon is the book Henkes talks about in his video, it makes me really want to get the book after learning about all the illustrations!!
What other author studies do you do in your classroom? or ones you have seen for the K-2 age range? I'd love to get more ideas!!!!