Unlikely Pairs by Bob Raczka

Recommended Grades: 3-5

In Unlikely Pairs, Bob Raczka offers us an exhibit like no other, organized solely for fun.  He matches paintings that ordinarily would not be paired in an art museum. 

Lesson Idea:  

Writers Workshop: Since Unlikely Pairs (Bob Raczka’s Art Adventures) is a wordless book (aside from the names and dates of the paintings), show the pairs of paintings to students.  Compare the paintings and determine why Raczka may have paired them.  Analyzing the paintings will help students become better critical thinkers.  After students have analyzed the paintings, ask them to write about what they see going on in the paintings.

©2013 by Dawn Little for Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

2 thoughts on “Unlikely Pairs by Bob Raczka

  1. Keith Schoch February 26, 2013 / 9:23 PM

    This is one book I haven’t seen that I definitely need to find! I’m working up a post on exploring art through picture books, and this would fit the bill perfectly! Thanks, Dawn.

    • Links to Literacy March 3, 2013 / 9:37 PM

      There are several more by the same author you may want to look into, Keith! Also, Justine Rowden’s Paint Me a Poem would probably fit your needs.

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