The illustrations from Jeannie Baker's new book "Circle" about the migration of Godwits from Queensland to China and then to Alaska and back each year can be admired at the Canberra Museum and Gallery until 12th February 2017. Teachers and teacher libraians should take the opportunity to see these original illustration while they are in Canberra. Her illustrations are so much more three dimensional when you see the originals compared to the book illustrations. Maybe an excursion for your students can be arranged for the first few weeks of school.
Watch a short video where she explains her inspiration and techniques. The art activity downstairs related to the exhibition is also worth copying in your classroom.
Pick up a free poster to decorate your library or classroom.