Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara is a fun, wintry book. The main character is a young boy who is lonely because all of his friends are hibernating. Just when he thinks that he hates winter, Jack Frost appears and they have a great time playing in the snow and ice. Jack Frost warns the boy that he must never mention anything warm in his presence or Jack will have to leave. I'll let you read the book to find out what happens!
We first discovered Kazuno Kohara when we read Ghosts in the House. R loved (and still loves) this book and it was one of the first times that she asked to create art based on a book we read. Kohara's illustrations are simple and yet fantastic. I love the use of just a few colors throughout a book.
R was only three in this photo; now, she is going to be five in a few months!
Well, we were equally impressed with the illustrations in Here Comes Jack Frost. Again, most of the book is just two colors, blue and white, with a couple of black and gray illustrations in the beginning to depict the character's sadness. So, we just had to create some art.
I got a head start on this project by creating masking tape trees on white card stock. When C came home from school, he and R painted their papers blue.
When the paint was dry, I carefully peeled off the masking tape and we now have two beautiful, winter trees.
I love books that inspire art!