Steve Jenkins wrote a great "birds eye view" book called Looking Down which shows a progression of views from outer space, from very far away to closer and closer and closer until it shows a detail of the child at home.
He has a Caldecott book called VULTURE VIEW which is also wonderful and would be perfect for your study using pidgeons.
On a similar topic, ACTUAL SIZE by Steve Jenkins shows things as their true size. Like a gorilla's hand, a worm, and so on.
He works in collage especially with paper. Some is reminiscent of Eric Carle's hand painted paper cut into collage.
You can find more info on this topic in my book Storybook Art
, on page 71, which gives an art project to go with the book called "View of My Planet", using collage to create an imaginary planet seen from far away. Storybook Art
has art projects to go with 100 children's book illustrators.
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On Apr 22, 2010, at 6:27 AM, Jenifer Weiss wrote:
I think there is a Molly Bang book, but I can't remember the name of it. Also there are mapping books for kids such as Maps and Mapping by Barbara Taylor that has a bird's eye view page...amother great book is Rome Antics by David Macaulay. That is from the perspective of a pigeon flying around Rome.
hope this helps
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From: hillmjan@berkeleypr ep.org
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 07:43:37 -0400
Subject: [art_education] children's books
Might anyone have suggestions for children’s picture books showing examples of bird’s-eye-view?
I’ve done some looking here at my school. Sadly, ‘Tar Beach’ by Faith Ringgold does not show any; in fact the only bird’s eye view I’ve seen so far is in ‘Abuela’ by Arthur Dorros. Does anyone have suggestions?
Jan in Tampa
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