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Window by Jeannie Baker

Window is a wordless picture book exploring the concept of exponential change.

A mother and baby look through a window at a view of wilderness and sky as far as they can see.

As Sam, the baby, grows, the view changes.

At first, in a cleared patch of forest, a single house appears, A few years pass and there is a village in the distance. The village develops into a city.

Sam, now a young man, gets married, has a child of his own and moves to the country.

Now father and baby look through a window in their new home. The view again is of a wilderness, but in a cleared patch of forest across a dirt road a prophetic sign reads, ‘House Blocks for Sale’.

Henri Rousseau 

Alongside our 'Window' book, we have been thinking about replicating famous artwork created by Henri Rousseau. We researched him and found out who he was, we created fact files about his life, and then we tried to recreate his abstract style of Art.


First we created the background using water colour:

Then, we added tissue paper to create the hills:

Finally, we added our 3D layer of trees and wildlife!