Old Rock (is not boring)


Illustration Style: Casein on watercolor paper with some digital painting. Cartoony style. Fairly plain backgrounds, not much depth. You focus on the speaking characters. Broad range of colors.

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https://freshpatio.com/30-painted-rock-faces-ideas-for-kids-and-adults- easy-and-not/



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Articles/Posts/Activities About the Author or Book:


http://www.jamespreller.com/2021/01/04/a-conversation-with-deb-pilutti- author-illustrator-of-old-rock-is-not-boring/

(Literature Connections Base on: Theme, topic, characters, setting, curriculum connections)
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