Illustrations from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
|The Little Prince on Asteroid B612|
To read a brief biography of
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry click here:
The Little Prince has always been one of my favorite childhood stories. I was reminded of it recently when I discovered the iPhone app
'Tiny Planets' https://appsto.re/us/Dcdzz.i
I have long been a fan of the app
'Panorama 360', https://appsto.re/us/EQCFw.i
so I started busily downloading all the 360s I have created over the years and converting them into 'Little Prince' style asteroids. Here are some of my favorites:
|I created this asteroid from one of my own paintings. It reminds me of the planet in 'The Little Prince', over run with baobab trees.|
Imagine you've discovered a new planet in a faraway solar system. You find out that there is life on this new planet. What would the animals on your new planet look like? Where would they live? How would their bodies be uniquely adapted to their environment? Use the links below to help develop your own ideas.
If you are using 'Switch Zoo' on a mobile device you will need to open it in the Puffin Browser,
which will enable you to use Flash. Click on the link below to download Puffin:
1) Did you invent an original animal?
2)Did you draw it carefully? Did you use details?
3) Did you include textures to indicate fur, feathers, scales, wrinkled skin or spikes?
4) Did you create an animal that you can cut out with a scissors without losing any details?
5) Did you transfer your animal to watercolor paper, outline it with rhythmic patterns, using both thin and thick lines, and color it with watercolor pencils?
Below is my daughter's own tiny planet, created in 6th grade.
She was told to draw a map showing how
she went home from school and write a paragraph to govwith it, with step by step walking directions,
written in Spanish. The Spanish teacher was just expecting a simple drawing of a map but my daughter gessoed a ball, painted it with acrylic paint and hot glued her own sculptures
of Crayola Model Magic buildings and model rail
road trees (from a hobby store) to the surface.