Monday, February 19, 2007

Jessica Ahlberg comes for a visit

Firstly well done to Amberley's Dad, Amberley's big sister, Shania and Tegen and her Mum who made comments on our blog. Lucky for you I bought a few extra chocolate fish. Make sure that they get collected on Tuesday! They are in the freezer in the staffroom. If we have run out I will buy some more when I get back.
Today we had we had the privilege of spending some time with Jessica Ahlberg from England who illustrates children's books. Her first book is 'Half a Pig' and we had already enjoyed reading it and admiring the pictures last week. Jessica had just finished walking the Abel Tasman Park and Miss K had shown some of the highlights of Nelson over the weekend, like the Suter Art Gallery, WOW (World of Wearable Arts) and the bakery in Mapua!

We asked Jessica lots of wonderful, open, fat questions about her work and we are making a podcast about that but Miss K is going to work on it to edit it down a bit!
After Jessica had come swimming with us and had some lunch she came back to our class and drew a picture for us. We were amazed to watch her work. She drew Esmerelda- the pig and also Susan, a character from her book- Parrot Park
We really enjoyed her visit and learnt a lot about what an illustrator does.


Anonymous said...

good work jessica
I really injoy you haveing
you to visit moturoa and some other
class rooms
Thank you


Anonymous said...

Nice comment, Jordan. Well done.

Miss K