This project has been a long time coming. And, boy, I'm glad I finally did it. First, I love Lois Ehlert. Reading is Fundamental has a wonderful (very kid-friendly) interview with Ms. Ehlert, if you're interested in doing an author study. She has so many amazing, classic books and many of them can be incorporated into a ton of units. Her books are particularly great for science themes: seasons, winter, summer, fall, spring, life cycles, animals, insects, plants, trees, fruits and vegetables.
If you are looking for project and activity ideas to use with Lois Ehlert's books, check out the collection of possibilities The Educators' Spin On It has compiled, it's great!
Or, how about an author interview? Check out the Reading Rockets video.
And now, on to the fun stuff...
I made copies of the pages from Color Zoo and then used the pages as cutting patterns.
Like the book, each panel turns into the next panel. The ox becomes the monkey, the monkey becomes the deer, ect.
And last, but not least, this interview through BookPage is beautiful and a must read.