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  1. Pat Hutchins Dylan Metcalfe Hannah Ashley Spring 2014

  2. Early Life of Pat Hutchins • Born in Yorkshire, England in 1942 (age 72) • Grew up in countryside with six siblings • Aspired to be an artist • Earned scholarship and specialized in illustration

  3. Life of Pat Hutchins continued • Married illustrator Lawrence Hutchins, now have two children • Husband has illustrated 5 books • Wrote and illustrated first book, Rosie’s Walk, in 1968 • Starred in British children's show “Rosie & Jim” • Written over 50 books • 5 novels • 25 picture books

  4. Works • Rosie’s Walk -1968 • TitchSeries- first published 1971 • The Wind Blew -1974 • Don’t Forget the Bacon-1976 • The Doorbell Rang-1986 • The Barn Dance-2007

  5. Author Trends • Math concepts • Counting and sharing • Geometric shapes in illustrations • Use of patterns • Cause and Effect stories • Omniscience • Titchseries based on son, Morgan • Illustrations • Use only 5, 6 colors • Animals look same in multiple books • People resemble each other

  6. Spotlight: Rosie’s Walk “Readers follow Rosie as she leisurely strolls along her path, while the sly fox runs around encountering one problem after another as he desperately tries to tackle his prey. The book's simple tougue-in-cheek humor and bright illustrations will keep youngsters laughing, and Rosie is sure to become a favorite heroine.”

  7. Awards for Rosie’s Walk • 1968 named ALA Notable Book • 1974 Kate Greenway Medal • Year’s best children’s book illustration by British subject • Runner up for Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

  8. Curriculum Connection • Rosie’s Walk • Obstacle course to emphasize prepositional phrases • Record sound effects to the story • Sequence the events of the story • Other books can be read to introduce math concepts • Addition, subtraction, division, patterns

  9. Sources • Young Writer • Pat Hutchins • Children's Lit Newsletter • Harper Collins