Work in pairs and choose a double page opening to complete the following response activities.
Analyze a picture and share your thinking about:
- what you noticed
- the effect the picture has on the viewer/story
- how the illustrator achieved the effects
Next pretend you are a ‘fly on the wall’. Examine the facial expressions shown in the book and imagine what the frogs or other characters are thinking or saying to one another. Record the conversation or the thinking in an interesting way, e.g. using speech/thought bubbles in a comic strip