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

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Children can enjoy their favorite storybook illustrators in a new way by imitating their art with the 100 engaging and simple art projects included in this celebration of children's book illustrators. Featured are famous and award-winning storybook illustrators from the 1930s to present Good Night Moon’s Clement Hurd, Corduroy’s Don Freeman, Olivia’s Ian Falconer, and more along with biographical information, open-ended art projects, and portraits created by grade school children. Illustration techniques covered include painting, drawing, cutting and collage, and construction and crafts. Art projects include imitating Jackson Pollock in the Jackson Piglet Wall Painting” from Olivia and creating a Photo Story” from children’s photos similar to Sugaring Time. An extensive resource guide of illustrator websites, art materials, and supplies listed by project is provided, as well as complete book information for the featured illustrators’ works.

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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

About the Author:

MaryAnn F. Kohl is the award-winning author of Discovering Great Artists, Mudworks, First Art, and Preschool Art. She is a columnist for Parent & Child and Parenting, has appeared on numerous television shows including the Discovery Channel's Home Matters and the Health Network's 123Grow, and is a consultant for Fisher-Price and Jim Henson Company. 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 and the coauthor with MaryAnn F. Kohl of ScienceArts, Global Art, and Cooking Art. She lives in Charleston, West Virginia. Rebecca Van Slyke is a teacher and has illustrated numerous titles including Discovering Great Artists and Global Art. She lives in Bellingham, Washington.

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