Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators (Bright Ideas for Learning Series)

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HANDS-ON ART EXPLORATIONS FOR
SCHOOL • HOMESCHOOL • MUSEUM
• LIBRARY • CHILDCARE • HOME

"Storybook ART" is
A CREATIVE COLLECTION OF EASY HANDS-ON
ART ACTIVITIES TO ENHANCE CHILDREN'S
ENJOYMENT OF THEIR FAVORITE BOOKS

"Wow! "Storybook Art" is amazing—chock
full of all sorts of how-to illustrator inspired
art projects.This book is great for ALL ages. I
want a copy of my own!"
~ Denise Fleming , illustrator & author
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens (Holt),
CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW AWARD
In the Small, Small Pond (Holt),
1994 CALDECOTT MEDAL
Barnyard Banter, and more

"I wish "Storybook Art" had been available when we
were raising our children. I sincerely
recommend it!"
~ John Schoenherr, illustrator
Owl Moon (Philomel),
1988 CALDECOTT MEDAL

"I have great respect for the art of imitation—
to learn to saw or hammer by watching a
good carpenter—a highly perceptive process.
"Storybook Art" honors this ability of
creativity and perception within the child."
~ Marvin Bileck, illustrator
Rain Makes Applesauce (Holiday),
1965 CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK
ALA NOTABLE BOOK
NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST ILLUSTRATED
BOOKS

"Storybook Art" takes kids inside the mind
and soul of picture book illustrators, offering
them a bridge of hands-on art connecting
them to their favorite books. Every teacher of
early readers—and every parent—should
have a copy."
~ Karen Katz, author & illustrator
Counting Kisses (Margaret McElderry
Books), Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold
Award 2002, NAPPA Gold 2001

"I can’t wait to try projects from "Storybook
Art" with my children and their friends. It’s a
thrill to be included with the other 99
illustrators. How fun to learn that Patrick
Benson (Elmer) and I were born only one
day apart!"
~ Beth Krommes, illustrator
Grandmother Winter (Houghton Mifflin)

Arithmetic lesson from illustrator, Susan L.
Roth:
"100 great picture book illustrators
X 100 great Storybook Art activities
=100,000 inspirations."
~ Susan L. Roth, illustrator
My Love For You All Year Round (Dial)

Storybook Art features 100 favorite
picture book illustrators and their books with
100+ easy companion art activities, including:
• ILLUSTRATOR • BOOK • ART ACTIVITY
- Jan Brett ... Three Bears ... Behind the Scene
- Denise Fleming ... Barnyard Banter ... Homemade Paper
- Karen Katz ... Twelve Hats ... Calendar Hat
- Tomie dePaola ... Strega Nona ... Pasta Sculpture
- Louis Slobodkin ... Many Moons ... Lightly Sketch
- William Steig ... Sylvester ... Classic Illustrate
- David Wiesner ... Tuesday ... Next Tuesday
- Taro Yashima ... Seashore ... Sea Etching
- Ed Young ... 7 Blind Mice ... Clone Collage
- Ian Falconer ... Olivia ... Piglet Paint
- Leo Lionni ... Fish is Fish ... Cut-Out Collage
- Eric Carle ... Brown Bear ... Multi-Paint
and 88 MORE!

ART ACTIVITIES • EDUCATION • PARENTING

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Wow! "Storybook Art" is amazing—chock
full of all sorts of how-to illustrator inspired
art projects.This book is great for ALL ages. I
want a copy of my own!"
~ Denise Fleming , illustrator & author
Mama Cat Has Three Kittens (Holt),
CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW AWARD
In the Small, Small Pond (Holt),
1994 CALDECOTT MEDAL
Barnyard Banter, and more

"I wish "Storybook Art" had been available when we
were raising our children. I sincerely
recommend it!"
~ John Schoenherr, illustrator
Owl Moon (Philomel),
1988 CALDECOTT MEDAL

"I have great respect for the art of imitation—
to learn to saw or hammer by watching a
good carpenter—a highly perceptive process.
"Storybook Art" honors this ability of
creativity and perception within the child."
~ Marvin Bileck, illustrator
Rain Makes Applesauce (Holiday),
1965 CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK
ALA NOTABLE BOOK
NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST ILLUSTRATED
BOOKS

"Storybook Art" takes kids inside the mind
and soul of picture book illustrators, offering
them a bridge of hands-on art connecting
them to their favorite books. Every teacher of
early readers—and every parent—should
have a copy."
~ Karen Katz, author & illustrator
Counting Kisses (Margaret McElderry
Books), Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold
Award 2002, NAPPA Gold 2001

"I can’t wait to try projects from "Storybook
Art" with my children and their friends. It’s a
thrill to be included with the other 99
illustrators. How fun to learn that Patrick
Benson (Elmer) and I were born only one
day apart!"
~ Beth Krommes, illustrator
Grandmother Winter (Houghton Mifflin)

Arithmetic lesson from illustrator, Susan L.
Roth:
"100 great picture book illustrators
X 100 great Storybook Art activities
=100,000 inspirations."
~ Susan L. Roth, illustrator
My Love For You All Year Round (Dial)

"What a fantastic way to bridge the gap
between literature and real-life hands-on fun!"
~ Robert Bender, author & illustrator
The A to Z Beastly Jamboree (Puffin)

"What an amazing book and great resource! I
am sure "Storybook Art" will bring inspiration
and fun to many young artists and older ones
too! (Hmm, I think I will make a Crictor
snake with all my orphan socks.)"
~ Barbara Garrison, illustrator
Only One (Dutton)

"MaryAnn Kohl continues to make children’s
lives richer through her newest book
Storybook Art" (with Jean Potter). We are
adding it to our library shelves and to those
of our grandchildren.We highly recommend
it."
~ Robert and Marlene McCracken,
“Literacy Through Teaching” consultants

"I want to encourage my students to read and
enjoy what they read. "Storybook Art" is the
golden ticket."
~ Gail Jensen
reading specialist
Seabreeze Elementary School

"I like to do art and read everyday.
"Storybook Art" is really fun. It has good
ideas to help me learn about my favorite
illustrators. If you like to read, you will like this
book."
~ Vivianne Davis, age 8
Jefferson Elementary School

"As an author, I know illustrations often speak
louder than words. Connecting children to
illustrators through their first means of
written communication – their artwork – is
an exciting way to make story books more
meaningful.What a great idea!!!"
~ Pam Schiller, author
A Chance for Esperanza; Sing a Song of
Opposites (SRA/McGraw-Hill)

"Storybook Art" creates, for adults and
children alike, a heightened awareness of the
role illustrations play in literacy development.
Kohl and Potter inspire children to explore
their favorite books in new and creative ways."
~ Cecile Culp Mielenz, Ph.D.
Early Childhood Literacy Specialist
Bureau of Education and Research

Children's Literature
What a beautiful way for children to connect with their favorite storybooks! MaryAnn Kohl and Jean Potter have created an amazing resource for families; part art project book, part mini book review and part author biography. The premise is this; that by taking part in simple art projects related to familiar book illustrations, kids are encouraged to read these special books with a new enjoyment and awareness. Each of the 100 projects lists an author, a brief description of his or her book, an illustration of the project and/or materials, a small portrait of the author made by a child, a brief paragraph about their artwork (in their words or from a reliable source) and clear descriptions of the materials needed and instructions to complete the project. Some of the books included are Good Night, Moon illustrated by Clement Hurd, The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister and Snow on Snow on Snow by Synthia Saint James. Many items can be easily found in any household. Icons at the top of each project page identifies the level of child experience estimated to be required for the project, the amount of adult preparation and planning involved, techniques, indoor/outdoor activities and more. Numerous indexes at the end provide even more information. Few people will know all of the stories in the book, but they will become curious about the unfamiliar ones. Highly recommended. 2003, Bright Ring Publishing, Ages 4 to 12.
—Cindy L. Carolan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935607031
  • Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Bright Ideas for Learning Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 604,193
  • Age range: 4 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.05 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

MaryAnn F. Kohl is the award-winning author of "Discovering Great Artists," "Mudworks," "First Art," and "Preschool Art," and 15+ titles about art for children. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

Jean Potter is the author of "Science in Seconds for Kids" and "Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less," both by Wiley. Jean is the former Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the United States. She lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

Kohl and Potter have written several books together, including "ScienceArts", "Snacktivities", "Cooking Art", and "Global Art".

Both Kohl and Potter are select experts writing articles for Barnes and Noble at the BN.com "Parents' Expert Circle" online.

TITLES BY MARYANN F KOHL-
• Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Kids in the Styles of the Great Masters
• Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters
• Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators (with Potter)
• Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children
• Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough & Modeling Experiences
• Mudworks Bilingual: same as Mudworks, in both Spanish & English ebook only
• ScienceArts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (with Potter)
• Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids
• Preschool Art: It’s the Process, Not the Product
• First Art: Art for Toddlers and Two’s
• MathArts: Discovering Math Through Art Experiences
• Cooking Art: Edible Art for Kids (with Potter)
• Global Art: Activities, Projects, & Inventions from Around the Word (with Potter)
• Making Make-Believe: Props, Costumes & Creative Play Ideas
* Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun with Everyday Stuff

TITLES BY JEAN POTTER -
• Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• Nature in a Nutshell for Kids: Over 100 Activities You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• Science in Seconds with Toys: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• Science in Seconds at the Beach: Exciting Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• ScienceArts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (with Kohl)
• Global Art: Activities, Projects, & Inventions from Around the World (with Kohl)
• Cooking Art: Easy Edible Art for Kids (with Kohl)
• Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators (with Kohl)

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Read an Excerpt

INTRODUCTION
Illustration, Books, & Hands-On Art

"Storybook Art" offers over 100 companion art activities
matched to children’s favorite picture books (ages 4-12) and
the wonderful illustrators of those books.

Literacy
Reading – and enjoying – books has always been the key to
success in school. Literacy is the basis for learning well, with
enjoyment. Comfort with art is natural for most children.
Couple art with books, and literacy becomes inspired.
"Storybook Art" allows children to become more aware of book
illustration by experiencing hands-on art techniques as part
of easy art projects. Children are thereby encouraged to read
– and re-read – their favorite books with new awareness and
enjoyment. Children will be inspired to create individual, self-
authored stories expressed through their choice of artistic style,
such as, drawing, painting,crafts, collage, assemblage, sewing,
and construction.

Reading and books take on new meaning for a child when
integrated with creative art in everyday life."Storybook Art"
invites children to explore hands-on art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools.
The wide variety of activities require no expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 4-12. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques.
Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of value.

"Storybook Art" introduces children to picture book illustrators -
some familiar and others new; to books that are classics and others destined to become classics. Most of the books and illustrators chosen are award-winning and of the highest quality and inspiration.
Enjoy a peek at a short list of the wonderful illustrators and beautiful books brought to children in "Storybook Art":
Maurice Sendak..Where the Wild Things Are
Ian Falconer.......................................Olivia
Ezra Jack Keats.................The Snowy Day
Molly Bang..............When Sofie Gets Angry
Eric Carle..............Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Wanda Gág.........................Millions of Cats
Donald Crew....Ten Black Dots and Carousel
Don Freeman.................................Corduroy
Pat Hutchins..................The Doorbell Rang
Anita Lobel............................Alison’s Zinnia
Patricia Polacco..............The Keeping Quilt
LyndWard.......................The Biggest Bear
Leo Lionni...........Inchworm and Fish is Fish
Chris Van Allsburg.........The Polar Express
Ed Emberley.........................Drummer Hoff
Jan Brett ..............Goldilocks & the 3 Bears
David McKee .....................................Elmer
Joan Steiner .......................Look-Alikes, Jr.
Shel Silverstein...Where the Sidewalk Ends
Clement Hurd...............Good Night, Moon
Faith Ringgold..............................Tar Beach
David Wiesner................................Tuesday
Tomie dePaola........................Strega Nona
Robert McCloskey……….Blueberries for Sal
Tomi Ungerer……………………………..Crictor
and 75 more!

A special feature of ""Storybook Art"" are the amazing portraits of
illustrators sketched by kids. A book synopses adds familiarity
to the art project. Get to know the illustrators through their
personal quotes. ""Storybook Art"" encourages children to love books, to learn by doing hands-on art, to become familiar with
new ideas.

Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their
own art explorations. A new awareness and appreciation for
books is sure to blossom and flourish.

Adults have a few important (enjoyable) assignments:
• keep children surrounded with good books
• keep the art corner stocked
• read to children every day!

Enjoy reading and art, right along side children.
Sharing together gives learning importance.

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Table of Contents

Chart of Contents

4 Credits
5 Thanks
6-7 Introduction
8 Guidelines & Icons
9-11 Chart of Contents
12 Illustrator Birthdays

13 CHAPTER 1: PAINT

14 Molly Bang
When Sophie Gets Angry
Color Outline

15 Robert Bender
The A to Z Beastly Jamboree
Acetate Layers

16 Eric Carle/Bill Martin, Jr.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Multi Paint Picture

17 Donald Crews
Carousel
Motion Effect

18 Ian Falconer
Olivia
Jackson Piglet Wall Painting

19 Don Freeman
Corduroy
Corduroy Bear Print

20 Wanda Gág
Millions of Cats
Cat & Mouse Prints

21 Stephen Gammell
Is that You,Winter?
Winter Mist

22 Barbara Garrison/Marc Harshman
Only One
Collagraph

23 Pat Hutchins
The Doorbell Rang
Decorating Cookies

24 Thea Kliros Shannon/Brenda Yee
Sand Castle
Pencil Watercolor

25 Anita Lobel
Alison’s Zinnia
Alpha Baggie Book

26 Bernard Lodge
There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Glove
Mitten Peek

27 Robert McCloskey
Blueberries for Sal
Blue Fingerdots

28 David McKee
Elmer
Patchwork Parade

29 Pierr Morgan/Carole Lexa Schaefer
The Squiggle
Brown Bag Painting

30 Diana Pomeroy
One Potato Shaded
Potato Print

31 Rémi Saillard/Fanny Joly
Mr. Fine, Porcupine
Wipe Away Fingerpaints

32 John Schoenherr/Jane Yolen
Owl Moon
Stencil Trees

33 Charles G. Shaw
It looked Like Spilt Milk
Shaving Cream Puffs

34 Chris Van Allsburg
The Polar Express
Lights & Snow Paint

35 Neil Waldman/Sarah Waldman, retold by
Light
Window Letters

36 Ellen Stoll Walsh
Mouse Paint
Mixing Mouse Tracks

37 Lynd Ward
The Biggest Bear
Mono Color Painting

38 Taro Yashima
Seashore
Story Etch and Paint Plaster

39 CHAPTER 2: DRAW

40 Jim Arnosky/Dale Fife
The Empty Lot
Border Extension

41 Muriel Batherman\Jan Garten
The Alphabet Tale
See Through Scribbles

42 Patrick Benson/Martin Waddell
Owl Babies
Cross-Hatch & Stipple

43 Marvin Bileck/Julian Scheer
Rain Makes Applesauce
Fancy Words

44 Jan Brett
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Behind the Scene

45 Virginia Lee Burton
The Little House
Four Square Seasons

46 Donald Crews
Ten Black Dots
Spot Dots

47 Bruce Degen/Joanna Cole
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
Talking Bubbles

48 Ed Emberley\Barbara Emberley
Drummer Hoff
Bold Marking

49 Marie Hall Ets
Gilberto and the Wind
Accented Pencil

50 Paul Goble
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
Mirror Reflection

51 Crockett Johnson
Harold and the Purple Crayon
All in a Row, One Line Design

52 Beth Krommes/Phyllis Root
Grandmother Winter
Homemade Scratch and Etch

53 Leo Lionni
Fish is Fish
Crayon Rubbing Scene

54 Josephine Martin/Caroline Repchuk
The Snow Tree
Embossed Drawing

55 Clare Turlay Newberry
Marshmallow
Charcoal Sketch

56 Nancy Winslow Parker/John Langstaff
Oh, A Hunting We Will Go
Illustrated Music

57 Daniel Manus Pinkwater
The Big Orange Splot
Fantasy Architecture

58 Patricia Polacco
The Keeping Quilt
Key Element Color

59 Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are
Shaded Watercolor Paint

60 Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Pen & Ink Humor

61 Marc Simont/Janice M. Udry
A Tree is Nice
Tree Rubbing

62 Louis Slobodkin/James Thurber
Many Moons
Lightly Sketch

63 William Steig
Sylvester & the Magic Pebble
Classic Illustrating

64 Kurt Wiese/Marjorie Flack
The Story About Ping
Pattern Repeat

65 CHAPTER 3: CUT-COLLAGE

66 Barbara Cooney
Miss Rumphius
Realistic Lupine

67 David Diaz/Eve Bunting
Smoky Night
Mixed Collage Story

68 Dorothy Donohue
Veggie Soup
Thick Paper

69 Lois Ehlert
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
Count On Cut-Outs

70 Lois Ehlert/Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Letter Collé

71 Steve Jenkins
Looking Down
View of My Planet

72 Marthe Jocelyn
Hannah’s Collections
Collection Collage

3 Stephen T. Johnson
Alphabet City
Photo Finish

74 Ann Jonas
The Quilt Memory
Scrap Quilt

75 Ezra Jack Keats
The Snowy Day
Watercolor Snow Collage

76 Christopher Knight
Sugaring Time
Photo Story

77 Suse MacDonald
Sea Shapes
See Shapes

78 Sheila McGraw
Love You Forever
Loving Family Photo

79 Holly Meade Minfong Ho
Hush! A Thai Lullaby
Outline Focus

80 Yaroslava Mills/Alvin R.Tresselt
The Mitten: An Old Ukrainian Folk Tale
Peek-a-Boo Mitten

81 Patricia Mullins/Gail Jorgensen
Crocodile Beat
Tissue Exposé

82 Marcus Pfister
The Rainbow Fish
Glittery Pieces

83 Mira Reisberg/Te Ata & Lynn Moroney
Baby Rattlesnake
Snakeskin Patterns

84 Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach
Tankas Paint

85 Susan L. Roth/Beatrice Orcutt Harrell
How Thunder and Lightning Came to Be
Fine Feather Collage

86 Synthia Saint James/Cheryl Chapman
Snow on Snow on Snow
Cut & Paste Scene

87 Jerome Wexler
Everyday Mysteries
Mystery Clips

88 Candace Whitman
Mem Fox
Zoo-Looking Fuzzy

89 David Wiesner
Tuesday
Surreal Illusion

90 Ed Young
Seven Blind Mice
Clone Collage

91 CHAPTER 4: CRAFT-CONSTRUCT

92 Clare Beaton
How Big is a Pig?
Stitching Time

93 Mark Buehner
Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm
Balloon Sculpture

94 David A. Carter
Feely Bugs
3 D Feelie Bugs

95 Arthur Dorros
Alligator Shoes
One of a Kind Artsy Shoes

96 Roger Duvoisin
White Snow, Bright Snow
Crystal Snowflake

97 Arthur Geisert Pigs
From A to Z
ABC Sticks

98-99 Denise Fleming
Barnyard Banter
Handmade Paper

100 Mort Gerberg/Rita Golden Gelman
More Spaghetti I Say
Silly Spaghetti

101 Karen Katz
Twelve Hats for Lena
Calendar Hat

102 Clement Hurd/Margaret Wise Brown
Good Night Moon
Shoebox Bedroom

103 David Kirk
Miss Spider’s Tea Party
Tea Set

104 Leo Lionni
Inch by Inch
Squeezy Inchworms

105 Wendell Minor/ Charlotte Zolotow
The Seashore Book
Sand Sculpture

106 Beni Montresor\Beatrice Schenk De Regniers
May I Bring a Friend?
Friendship Stick

107 Tomie dePaola
Strega Nona
Noodles

108 Barbara Reid\Joanne Oppenheim
Have You Seen Birds?
Pressed Clay

109 Robert Sabuda
T’was the Night Before Christmas
Pop-Up Scene

110 Allen Say
Grandfather’s Journey
Rozan-Ji Garden

111 Dr.Seuss
The Cat in the Hat
The Kid in the Hat

112 Uri Shulevitz
Snow
Snowy Layers

113 Joan Steiner
Look-Alikes Jr.
Look Alike Sculpture

114 Tomi Ungerer
Crictor
Crazy-for-Crictor Socks

115 David Wisniewski
Golem
Paper Plate Sculpture

116 Don Wood/ Audrey Wood King
Bidgood’s in the Bathtub
Bath-Time Paints

117 Dare Wright
The Lonely Doll
Portraiture

118-144 Chapter 5: Resource Guide

119 Bytes & Books Resource List
120 Illustrator Websites List
121 Publisher List (title, ISBN)
122 Quotes & Cites Source List
123-130 Book Awards List
130-131 Index by Illustrator (A-Z last name)
132 Index by Author (A-Z last name)
133 Index by Book Title
133 Index by Art Activity
143-138 Easy Index (general index of art materials, titles, illustrators, authors)
139 Index of Art Activity (pages 14-117)
140-141 Meet the Authors and Illustrators
142 Illustrator Hall of Fame

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2004

    Comments by author, MaryAnn F. Kohl

    Based on the show of support for Discovering Great Artists, I decided that a book to enhance chidlrden's love of reading picture books might be a nice follow up! 100 children's book illustrators are featured with a little history on each one, their birthdays, and their 'portrait'. Each illustrator and a famous book by that illustrator has a matching kids' easy art project to go with the book. For example: 'Blueberries for Sal' by Robert Mccloskey, the children actually paint with blueberries or can make blue fingerdot paintings; 'Strega Nona' by Tomie dePaola, create with glue and dry pasta noodles to build a sculpture; 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak, the children experiment with Sendak's style of 'cross hatching' to create shading. All of the projects are easy and use common materials, with great results. Browse through the book's pages at my website: www.brightring.com I think this book will motivate kids to look more closely at the illustrations and to enjoy creating their own artworks. But most of all, it will encourage kids to read and enjoy books. HOORAY.

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    Posted October 21, 2006

    Literacy Enhanced Through Art

    This book helps kids appreciate the art they see in their picture books, and to look more carefully at the details...because they will try the same techniques or styles...and come back loving and appreciating their books even more.

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