Intro to woodcutting with an interesting rhythm

January 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Once a Mouse…a fable cut in wood by Marcia Brown; published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster; New York; 1961.

The placement of Brown’s woodcut images on the page, in addition to the spare images themselves, tells the story without need for text.  However, the text itself, including the unorthodox breaking of sentences across pages, tells the story in a unique rhythm.

I would definitely refer this book to an elementary art teacher to read and then introduce potato or apple printing to younger students and linoleum carving/printing to older students.

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