My Best Friend Is as Sharp as a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits

My Best Friend Is as Sharp as a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits

by Hanoch Piven


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375853388
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/11/2010
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 205,817
Product dimensions: 8.41(w) x 10.69(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Hanoch Piven is the illustrator of several children's books, including My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks; What Presidents Are Made Of, a Child Magazine Best Book, a Parents' Choice Award recipient, and an ABA Kids' Pick of the List; and What Athletes Are Made Of. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and the New Yorker. Hanoch Piven received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for his object portrait of Barbra Streisand, which appears on the cover of Faces: 78 Portraits from Madonna to the Pope.

Over the past five years, Hanoch has been giving "drawing with objects" workshops in the United States and abroad. He works in classrooms, hospitals (in art therapy programs), and museums. Learn more about him at

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My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book must read
Pangle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This picture book is full of portraits made out of classroom supplies such as pencils, a globe, a magnifying glass and more. After reading, the students can think of how they would represent themselves or their friends with classroom objects.