by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
Dragons love all kinds of tacos - except for spicy ones.
Raphael was an Italian artist who painted all types of things, from portraits to huge murals of scenes from popular myths. In this artwork, Raphael paints the legend of Saint George as a knight who fights a dragon. A princess named Cleo watches in the background, hoping her town will be safe from the dragon.
Zoom in on one section of the painting and look closely. What details do you notice in your section?
What words would you use to describe the dragon? The horse?
Imagine this painting is a scene in a story. What might happen next? What came before this moment in the story?
If you could add details to this painting, what would you add? Why?
What one word would you use to describe this painting?
by Margaret Hodges and Trina Schart Hyman
This book tells the story of George the knight, who slays a dragon and brings peace to his country.
MAKE: Create a "courage" mask
You will need:
Think about a time when you felt afraid of something. Everybody has moments when they need to face something scary! Now imagine you could turn into an animal that would make it easier to face your fear. What would that animal be? What about that animal seems brave to you?
Draw a large circle, about the size of your face, on a piece of paper. In the circle, draw your brave animal. Remember to add details that you think are important about that animal. When you’re finished with your drawing, cut out the large circle. Glue a popsicle stick on the back so you can hold the mask up to your face.