First Grade students looked at the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. After discussing his work as an author and an illustrator we began looking more closely at his drawings. Students paid special attention to the texture he used when creating his wild things (some were hairy, scaly, etc.). Students then set out to create their own sculptures of these wild beasts. Using cardboard tubes and constuction paper students learned how to manipulate the paper to create different effects. ome even added their own texture to their creatures!