Twig by Aura Parker

Twig is a delightful picture book written and illustrated by Aura Parker that Year Ones have enjoyed reading in the library. It is filled with colourful insects that are fun to identify and count and contains an important message about making friends in the school playground.

Heidi is a stick insect starting at Bug school, but she is finding it hard to make friends when she is camouflaging herself too well and the other students can’t see her! Thank goodness her teacher Miss Orb comes up with a plan where everyone can help Heidi…

The Year Ones watched the book trailer for Twig for a ‘taste’ of the story

The Year Ones learned how to draw Heidi with Aura

First they watched the video below of Aura drawing Heidi and then we all drew along step by step with Aura as I stopped the video. The Year Ones also added something to Heidi to help her stand out and be seen by her new friends in the playground…except for when she played Hide and Seek of course!

Illustrations of Heidi by 1GD, 1JM and 1MH

You can see all of the Year One illustrations and read Twig for yourself in our library….

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17 thoughts on “Twig by Aura Parker

  1. Dear Year 1,
    I just looked at your illustrations of Heidi from Twig. They are magnificent and inspiring! I loved looking at all the details. Keep up the great work.
    Best wishes for a fantastic school year,
    Aura Parker

  2. Dear Aura,

    Thank you for leaving us such a lovely comment! We really enjoyed reading Twig and learning how to draw Heidi with you. Thank you for making reading fun!

    From the students in 1GD, 1JM and 1MH and Miss Y 🙂

  3. Thanks Mrs Hobbs,

    We enjoyed drawing along with Aura to illustrate Heidi.

    Miss Y 🙂

  4. Hi Zak,

    It’s great to hear that you enjoyed reading ‘Twig’ and drawing Heidi. It was fun!

    Happy reading…

    Miss Y 🙂

  5. Hi Bethany,

    You did a fabulous job following the instructions to draw Heidi!

    See you in the library tomorrow…

    Miss Y 🙂

  6. Dear Aura,

    We all liked the way you drew Heidi. Thank you for helping us to draw Heidi.

    From 1GD

  7. Hi Aura,

    We liked watching your book trailer and drawing Heidi with you.

    From 1MH 🙂

  8. Dear Aura,

    Thank you for looking at our drawings. We think you are very good at drawing. We loved how you illustrated your book.

    From 1JM

  9. I loved drawing Heidi with you and I enjoyed the book very much.

    from Lachlan P

  10. Hi Lachlan,

    Well done leaving a comment!

    I’m glad you enjoyed reading Twig. You did a fabulous job drawing Heidi the stick insect.

    I hope you enjoy the book you borrowed today with lots of painting of landscapes in Australia. It’s a heavy book!

    Miss Y 🙂

  11. Thank you Miss Y for teaching me and sharing wonderful books with us.
    Twig the story was extremely good.
    From Ruby in 1GD

  12. Hi Ruby,

    Congratulations on your first comment on our library blog!

    I’m very lucky that I can share wonderful books with you in our library. Twig was a lovely story to share and I hope it reminded people to look out for anyone who might look lonely on the playground like Heidi did.

    Happy reading…

    Miss Y 🙂

  13. Hi Miss Y📚
    I loved learning and drawing Twig step by step
    It’s a really good book to read
    I loved it
    By Claudia.r 1MH

  14. Hi Claudia,

    Thank you for your wonderful comment!

    I wonder if you could teach your big sister Bianca how to draw Heidi too?

    Happy reading…

    Miss Y 🙂

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