Filled with great colours, delightful humour, and loads of action, this year’s fantastic artwork is by Jeff Solway (http://www.instagram.com/jeffsolway). Drawing on his skills as a video game artist, Jeff has brought this year’s theme of movement to life in Motion Commotion!
The Poster and Bookmarks
Skateboards, roller blades, one-wheeled vehicles, jet propulsion… you name it, these cats are in motion! At the centre of all the commotion, is Leo, Director of Invention. With the help of his Co-Motion Manager “J”, he likes nothing more than to see one of the team’s inspirations take wing…or wheel!
In this world of Motion Commotion, there is room for every kind of movement — physical and mechanical, indoors and outdoors, alone and with friends, independently and with a little help!
The Reading Record and Stickers
The cover of the 2018 Reading Record echoes the poster, inviting children and their families to join in the fun!
Inside the reading record, weekly panels map out the creative process of Leo and Team Motion-Commotion. They begin with an inspiration which they turn into a concept. From there, they draft a design and then build their prototype. Then it’s time for testing (and often a few failures!), until finally, success!
On the back of each of the seven weekly panels there is room for kids to log their daily reading by recording titles, pages, or minutes read, or simply by colouring the bars or delightful icons.
At the bottom of each of the seven weekly panels is room for a sticker. The sticker panel features seven cats in motion! OK, six cats in motion and one on a lunch break! 😉
Activity Card: Pop-out Cards
Each card contains two characters ready to pop-out of the perforated card and join in the action! The strong black and white outlines make them perfect for colouring. They come with a handle and can easily be slipped through a perforated slot in the reading record, giving each child the opportunity to create a little Motion Commotion of their own! As always, Activity Cards may be used in any way that best suits your community — handed out to each child who participates, given out as prizes for programs or community events, or used as part of a self-directed program activity.