My whole body vibrated with joy when I read this book. The verse and the art are each stunning by themselves, but together they are a masterpiece. The activity below is from the teacher's guide created by Marcie Colleen.
Activity Name: I Am Collaborative Animal Poem
Activity Description: "Choose an animal from Twilight Chant or an animal not in the story-mammal, reptile, amphibian, bird, fish, invertebrate, etc. Title the poem with I Am: for example, "I Am a Skunk". Brainstorm about the animal for fresh and interesting details. Then, as a class, build a free verse poem about the animal to perform with gestures or poses. Students can then create an I Am poem about an animal of their choice." After, the students' poems can be collated into an I Am class book.
Whether it be for one specific student, a small group of kids, or a whole class, finding a "just right" book makes the teacher's and the students' day.