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Yes, TMS Readers, this is the final Friday of our summer vacation. Enjoy the last few days of summer. Fact Friday features Picture This: how pictures work by Molly Bang. Bang happens to be one of my favorite author/ illustrators. You may have enjoyed some of her picture books. She won a Caldecott Honor three times—for When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry; Ten, Nine, Eight; and the brilliant, wordless, The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher.
Using accessible language, the story of Little Red Riding Hood and simple shapes, Bang helps the reader understand how artistic composition can evoke emotion. The square, slightly over-size format allows for plenty of white-space. It's uncluttered and helps readers focus. This is a book I will refer to often. If you are at all artistic, Picture This would be a great resource.