Hands Growing Up to Be an Artist (Paperback)
|Author: Lois Ehlert|
|As the child in this story watches her parents build, sew, garden, and paint, she realizes she wants to create as well, and with a place to work, good materials, and plenty of encouragement, she makes her own beautiful things. By the author of Pie in the Sky. *Author: Ehlert, Lois *Subtitle: Growing Up to Be an Artist *Publication Date: 2004/09/01 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: Preschool *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 10.00|
From the Publisher:
As the child in this story watches her mother and father work with their hands, she knows she wants to build and sew and garden and paint just like they do. All she needs is a special place to work, lots of good materials--and plenty of encouragement. With these tools, she is able to make the most wonderful things.
From Caldecott Honor-winning artist Lois Ehlert, here is a book for anyone, young or old, a book that celebrates the importance of nurturing the creative spirit within us all.
Includes an inspiring author's note.
Lois Ehlert was encouraged to explore her creativity by her parents and eventually attended the Layton School of Art and the University of Wisconsin. Ehlert started illustrating books for children early in her career but, unhappy with their final production quality, she stopped and focused on graphic design work. Ehlert returned to the world of children's book illustration only after she felt that publishers had begun to pay more attention to design and production. Her book COLOR ZOO was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1990.