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I used simple cut paper illustrations throughout, which leant itself well to the desert theme. The layout is simple and consistent for the lower reading level, using large spread images to keep the text at the top of the page while not looking static.
I animal print textures to create framing devices to add color and interest to the pages. While these students were on level with their reading skills, tracking is still an issue at Grade 3. The spreads use the same basic layout on each page, but created a the frames and use of silhouetted images allows for each spread to feel different.
The color scheme for this book was taken from the Brazilian flag, and the scalloped shape of the graphic used throughout was inspired by architecture found in Brazil.
I prevented this book from looking like the regular Social Studies program by adding little touches like drop caps and decorative graphics.