Iceberg Created by Camberwell Girls Grammar Melbourne

After reading Iceberg, written by Claire Saxby and illustrated by Jess Racklyeft, our Year 3 students responded to the judging criteria and addressed the following questions.

Setting in time and place

  • How does the setting in time and place contributes to the storyline?
  • Where is the story set?
  • How does the setting make the story believable?


  • Are the illustrations appropriate to the story, appealing and supports and/or extends the story
  • How do the illustrations add to the story?
  • How would the story be different if there weren’t illustrations?

What techniques did the illustrator use?

The students then created their own collage Iceberg using various types of coloured paper including tissue paper, cellophane, and other textured paper.