Entries Tagged as 'Art'

Magic Trash

August 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Pairing rhythmic, sometimes-rhyming prose with expressive illustration, the forthcoming book Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art tells the uplifting story of the Detroit native who saved his neighborhood by creating art out of trash. Beginning by recounting that Guyton made toys for himself and his siblings out of trash […]

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A Day with No Crayons

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY A Day with No Crayons is likely to inspire you to view the world differently — and I love any book that can do that. This charming picture book by Elizabeth Rusch and Chad Cameron follows budding artist Liza through a day in which she loses access to crayons (for drawing […]

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Hands: Growing Up to Be an Artist

June 28th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL Every artist parent should be familiar with Lois Ehlert (author of Growing Vegetable Soup, Caldecott Honor book Color Zoo, and Planting a Rainbow, among others) and if not, Hands is the book to warm any creative parent’s heart. Unlike Ehlert’s other colorful collage-illustrated, nature focused books, this one consists of close and […]

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I Spy a Lion: Animals in Art

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In addition to its own aesthetic worth, art is a wonderful vehicle for investigating history, culture, mathematics, and science. But how does one teach art appreciation to little tikes? Through an “I Spy” tactic, author Lucy Micklethwait challenges readers to scrutinize masterpieces – from a myriad of styles, eras, and […]

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