Geometric Animals Art Print by zozio. Repinned by Elizabeth VanBuskirk on "Teaching about the Incas." An easy way for kids to learn to draw Andean animals. Add toad to the list for toad is considered a transitional creature, of the earth and of the water. For this reason often depicted on Inca textiles today. Make a class bestiare, maybe in a handmade book.
The Year of Billy Miller written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, 2013. In this warm, low key longer transitional novel, we experience the second grade school year of average kid Billy Miller, from hesitance about his new teacher, to the year-end school poetry assembly. The book design features quite a bit of white space, a sizable font, as well as spot pencil illustrations that will draw in the reader who is moving up from simple short chapter books. (Grades 2 – 4)