In this lesson, children will step into the mind of the illustrator and consider which text goes with which image. Did the illustrator draw the scene literally or did they use their imagination? How do writers and illustrators work together? Which came first, the words or the illustration? And of course, the children will have the chance to do a bit of illustrating themselves. They’ll create their own drawings and create stories to go with them.
The lesson What came first? is part of the Cultuurmenu, The Hague’s heritage education project in which eighteen participating museums and cultural institutions provide lessons for local schoolchildren.
If you represent a school in The Hague and you’d like more information on the Cultuurmenu programme, you can contact the Bureau Cultuurmenu. Schools outside The Hague region can book this lesson directly via the Children’s Book Museum.