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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Overview

Here's the perfect back-to-school gift for budding artists. Like the creator's previous picture book, My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, this picture book encourages children to be creative and make their own object portraits. It's a fun activity for home or for the classroom. You can even check out portraits made by other readers in the "kids' gallery" of author Hanoch Piven's Web site, www.pivenworld.com—and while you're at it, send in your own!

Learn how to create a funny librarian, a colorful art teacher, or your best friend by seeing how one girl does it in this simple, playful picture book that's comprised of portraits made of objects. Once the girl has talked about—and drawn—the key figures in her school, she ends with the pièce de résistance—a class portrait!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375982781
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/23/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 1,120,159
File size: 7 MB
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 www.pivenworld.com.

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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
AWSOME
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.