NEW How Far Do You Love Me? Creating Your Own Journey of Love in Words and Pictures 1 hour. Learn to play the game that gave birth to the book! A reading of the poem; a slide show explaining the illustration process; brainstorming with participants of the far away places love can reach. With the host’s art materials, Lulu guides family units in creating literary and visual images to set on paper and take home. A parent/child creative workshop perfect for libraries, art museums, and children’s hospitals art programs.
Jay and Ben: Pre-telling and Retelling for Fun
30 min. A slide show explaining how and why Jay and Ben were born. We look for clues in the sequential panels of pictures to read the story together, look for opposites, and arrange sequencing cards into chronological order. Brainstorming about future Jay and Ben adventures. We end the program singing a song together.
Recommended for Pre K-1.
Can be adapted for children with autism.
From Arroz to Shake it!
45 min. Lulu teaches gentle games from Arrorró mi niño, tells the story behind the creation of Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America, and dances game-songs from Arroz con Leche and Shake it, Morena! with selected students. Recommended for Pre K-1.
The Making of a Book
Rafi and Rosi : Carnival!
45 min. A reading of Queen for a Day, a slide show in DVD format that explains the process in the making of a book, and a peek at an authentic vejigante costume.
Recommended for grades 1- 3.
Meet Rafi and Rosi
45 min. A slide show in DVD format telling how the characters were born and the stories developed, a demonstration of the "magic fingers" trick. Recommended for grades 1-2.
The Storyteller's Candle: from Idea to Collage Art
45 min. A reading of the story, a slide show explaining how to set a story back in time through illustration, and an explanation of the research in looking for accuracy and authenticity. This program stresses the important role of librarians in the dreams of children.
Recommended for grades 3-4.
45 min. We explore how special foods spark fond family memories, and how these memories can be transformed into stories. A reading of a story, an explanation of the creative process behind the book and the powerful role of family anecdotes. A slide show explains the printing process used for the illustrations
Recommended for grades 3-5.
The Path to Golden Tales
45 min. A reading of a tale, a slide show that explains the extensive research behind this book, and the importance of authenticity when dealing with myths, legends, and folktales.
Recommended for grades 4-6.
Celebrate with Latino Songs, Stories, and Foods!
30 to 45 min. This presentation focuses on the books Arrorró mi niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games, Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America and Salsa Stories. I explain why I felt the need to create Arroz con Leche. I share some of the gentle games of Arrorró. I read a story from Salsa Stories and explain how I created the art. We end dancing the arroz con leche game song. With the host's help, a sampling of Salsa Stories' recipes may be offered.
Recommended for all ages including adults. A perfect program for Libraries or School Family Nights.