I assumed, and was so so very wrong, that students would have a clear vision like I did about what books to use.
Anything is a book now. Nemo has books,Dora, and even Sponge Bob has books... not what I was looking for. The students did have an argument... they were children's books, but I guess I was hoping they would choose classics, assuming they had read any classics. Some had, some looked at me as though I was insane.
SO to make this not a total flop, and enjoyable on both ends I switched the project around (being honest with the kids it was a flop and they needed to work with me ) they met me halfway. They were to pick a famous artwork and needed to incorporate a character of their choosing into it. Here are some of the results.