Regina's Big Mistake

Regina's Big Mistake

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by Marissa Moss
     
 

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When asked to draw a rain forest, Regina is afraid of trying and failing, a feeling recognizable to all school-age children. "Moss's crayon cartoons are exactly what is needed to depict the artistic endeavors of very young children. Simple lines and primary colors . . . mimic the styles of most six-year-olds." -- School Library Journal

Overview

When asked to draw a rain forest, Regina is afraid of trying and failing, a feeling recognizable to all school-age children. "Moss's crayon cartoons are exactly what is needed to depict the artistic endeavors of very young children. Simple lines and primary colors . . . mimic the styles of most six-year-olds." -- School Library Journal

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-- Regina's problem in art class is a common one. Given a blank paper and crayons, the class is instructed to create a jungle scene, but no ideas come to her. She sneaks peeks at her neighbors' work (much to their indignation) and then makes a tentative start, borrowing from their ideas. Suddenly she is brainstorming easily and her drawing expands beautifully. Until . . . her crayon slips as she draws the sun, giving it a crescent shape. Her creativity is still working, however. She turns the sun into a moon, adds stars and a blue background , thus transforming her picture into a night scene. Moss's crayon cartoons are exactly what is needed to depict the artistic endeavors of very young children. Simple lines and primary colors, all with the look of nothing more sophisticated than crayons straight from the box, mimic the styles of most six-year-olds. Illustrations and text combine for a pleasing effect, giving the reassurance that borrowed ideas can lead to something truly original. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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"Moss's crayon cartoons are exactly what is needed to depict the artistic endeavors of very young children. Simple lines adn primary colors... m imic the styles of most six-year-olds." School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395553305
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.26(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


MARISSA MOSS is best known for her handwritten illustrated journals, including the enormously popular Amelia series. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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Regina's Big Mistake 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wiseowlMN More than 1 year ago
This book is so wonderful because it helps explain that children should not crumple every piece of paper with a small mistake, and to keep working until the "mistake" is incorporated into the scene. If children keep working, the picture may turn out beautifully. Keep trying! This is also good as a "green" lesson because it helps children understand paper should be conserved.