Under My Nose (Meet the Author Series)

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Children's Literature
Lois Ehlert, the exuberant illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf; Eating the Alphabet; and numerous other colorful picture books explains how she came to be an illustrator in this entry in the excellent "Meet the Author" series. Aimed at those who are still enjoying or have recently enjoyed her picture books and would like to know more, the book serves two purposes. It gives the reader insight into the way this illustrator/author works in collage and paint and it gives children an insight into how a person's childhood passions and interests grow into a successful career. Full color photographs show the artist in her studio and around the neighborhood, a dummy of one of her picture books, the colorful objects and items she has collected from which to draw inspiration, and the author's yellow legal pad drafts as she saves words to choose from later. She also mentions how she gets herself "unstuck" from artists' or writers' block, and how she is continually learning. An excellent addition to the elementary school teaching shelf, to the understanding of the artistic and writing process, and a fine read-aloud for fans and newcomers alike. 1996, Richard C. Owen Publishers,
— Susan Hepler
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-This series invites readers to enjoy a personal yet informal author visit complete with full-color photographs. The brilliance and enthusiasm of Ehlert's art and the excitement of her writing radiate from her personality. Her eyes are always open to a world of color where words and pictures tell a story. Children also catch a glimpse into her daily life and into her childhood photograph album to meet her family and chuckle at her young nephew's original portrait of her. She advises young students to learn everything about art and writing and "keep your eyes open." From thumbnail sketches to final publication, Ehlert takes readers through each step in the publication process, showing her art of collage, communication with her editor, and final manuscript. The text is brief-two to three sentences per page-and the format is open and inviting. A welcome look at a popular author and illustrator.-Patricia Mahoney Brown, Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Kenmore, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572740273
  • Publisher: Owen, Richard C. Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1996
  • Series: Meet the Author Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 983,121
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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