David Shannon

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David Shannon

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/david-shannonHis Life:• Born in Washington D.C.• Grew up in Spokane, Washington• Moved to New York City• His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time and Rolling Stone. • He is a baseball fan and softball player.Early Influences:He wrote and illustrated his 1st book at age 5 on each page there were pictures of things David wasn’t supposed to do and the words “No, David”


•Resource: Eighth Book of Junior Authors and Illustrators p. 487-489Attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with his purpose being political illustrations for newspapers. •He moved to New York and started getting a lot of work. •Scholastic called David Shannon after seeing one of his paintings in the New York Times and wondered if he would illustrate a children’s book. •The story was called How Many Spots Does a Leopard Have? He said yes and this started his children’s book illustrating. •His mom sent him a story that he wrote when he was a kid called “No David!” He added some words and kept the pictures. •The book was named a Caldecott Honor book in 1999.•His artwork is richly colored and expand the story being told.

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Art Project

McKenzie BlohmKinsey WilliamsJessica Williams Morgan HalladaySection 001

After we have explained what each type of color is to the students then you will do these steps.•Have the students mix the colors for each section of the worksheet •The students will then paint each section on the worksheet. http://www.pinterest.com (the worksheet)



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