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"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
~ 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
"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
~ Beth Krommes, illustrator
Grandmother Winter (Houghton Mifflin)
Arithmetic lesson from illustrator, Susan L.
"100 great picture book illustrators
X 100 great Storybook Art activities
~ 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
~ 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
~ Gail Jensen
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
~ 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
"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