画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) is a beautiful picture book for children by Eric Carle. We read this book and then applied what we learned! We are huge fans of Eric Carle books, and I am so happy that they are available in many languages. We have many Eric Carle books in English, Chinese, and Korean! I am grateful that my kids can learn these stories in our minority languages while understanding what their monolingual friends are reading.
First, I will review the Eric Carle book. Then, I will share the activity details!
Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star – Chinese Book Review
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Title: 画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star)
ISBN: 9787533284961 (Simplified Chinese); 9789577624420 (Traditional Chinese)
Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: 明天出版社 (Tomorrow Press)
Type: Picture book
Age: 3-6 years
Where to buy:
- Simplified Chinese (no pinyin or English)
- Traditional Chinese
画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) is a beautiful book about a child who learns how to draw a star, and then learns to draw different parts of the world. The illustrations are beautiful, and the text is simple and repetitive. The reading level is for beginners; my daughter (who knows 800+ characters) and I (500 characters) were able to read all of the words without difficulty.
Please note that the illustrations include nude depictions of a man and a woman, and the bodies are anatomically correct (see pictures below). I prefer to have accurate drawings such as this, but I wanted to point it out in case some parents or teachers are not comfortable with this.
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Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star Process Art!
The accompanying art activity is so fun and simple! I helped my daughter draw & cut the stars, and both of my children had a blast dot painting. While painting, my daughter remarked that art is like a science experiment; we don’t know exactly how the colors will turn out!
When I shared this post on Instagram, so many parents commented or messaged me that our stars look so similar to the book! One parent (@raisingfaith.dan) even did the activity a few hours after I posted it!
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How to set up Eric Carle 画一个星星给我 Draw Me a Star Process Art
- Draw stars
- Cover the paper with dots of paint
- Let dry
- Cut out the stars
- Observe and discuss the appearance of the stars with your child!
After cutting out the stars, my daughter noticed that one of the paper scraps looked like a shoe! Then, my daughter asked me to cut a matching pair!
Here is the final result! My daughter loved that each star that she drew was unique in color and size! Which star is your favorite?
If you read the 画一个星星给我 (Draw Me a Star) by Eric Carle and try this activity, please let us know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag @CHALKAcademy on Instagram and Facebook! We love to see how other families do educational activities!
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