Entries Tagged as 'Creativity'

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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No Ordinary Olive

March 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By HUYEN MACMICHAEL This delightful story about a precocious child cheers on children’s creativity and imagination. Even with stifling school agendas, lively children can re-animate a class and educational staff. At least in Olive’s world. Olive, who is extraordinary since birth with the loudest cry, whose parents supported her every endeavor with praise and […]

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Mixed Beasts

January 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By ROBYN MOORE Inside Mixed Beasts, you’ll find a collection of fictional beasts discovered by Zoologist and Professor Julius Duckworth O’Hare Esq. Each odd beast is a combination of two animals or two “things.” For example, there is a rhinocerostrich, a kangarooster, and a flamingocart. The book is set up as a field guide (a […]

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