by Claire Hartfield Year Published: 2002
Young readers will feel as if they're discovering the city's wonders, and making an unexpected friend, right along with James in this vibrant story, expressively illustrated to show the style of Harlem Renaissance artist Romare Bearden. I decided to introduce this book to students right before our district Jamboree to familarize them with the artwork of the Harlem Renaissance, which was highlighted at the festival. Students enjoyed the story which captured their attention and they also enjoyed seeing a famous artist transformed into a lovable storybook character.
by Julia Cook Year Published: 2013This book was perfect for our story time as we have been having afew problems with blurting. Students loved the illustration and theauthor provided lots of humor and rhythmic verse to keep the storyenjoyable for younger children. This book is great for students, educators,and even parents when looking for a way to teach children how to managetheir thoughts and words without interrupting. by Peter H. Reynolds Year Published: 2012
For introducing painting and color theory, there could not have
been a better story. As one of my favorite authors, Reynolds
focuses on explaining the creative process in a way that any
child could understand. Students learn that there is always more
than one way to solve a problem and what it really means to
be an artist!
by Caralyn Buehner Year Published: 2002
This was a fantastic story that sparked every student's imagination. Who
hasn't wondered what it would be like if snowmen came to life? Students
were able to experience a story in which snowmen DO come to life at night.
The clever storytelling paired with fun illustrations made it that much more
interesting to make snowmen of our own for our art project.
by Drew Daywalt Year Published: 2013
This story is perfect for any age bracket. When inanimate objects are brought to life
with thoughts and actions you can't help but to be entertained. Students loved hearing
the many thoughts and opinions that Duncan's crayons had about his coloring. The unique
format, where we were reading the actual letters the crayons wrote, added to the experience.
Students were engaged and laughing throughout our storytime while also getting a quick
refresher in colors!
by Brad Bucks and Joan Holub Year Published: 2001
Introducing an artist can be challenging, but this book provided
lots of interesting facts about artist Vincent Van Gogh. Students
were able to see pictures of his paintings and learn a little bit about
how he became an artist. This was perfect for our project in which
we recreated one of Van Gogh's paintings.