Our students are immersed in consuming and producing multimedia products at an unprecedented, accelerating rate. This session introduced us to strategies for integrating these two impulses in a meaningful way. We were guided through an innovative process for engaging with illustrated texts through the collaborative creation of multimedia versions of books in order to create an opportunity for co-authoring rich reader responses to such works. This practice expands the co-creation of meaning that always occurs between writers, illustrators, and readers, and then places this crucial function within the essential context of social co-construction of knowledge. We worked in small break-out groups, with each group producing an audio/visual version of a different book by the wonderful children’s author Dan Santat.