Buy it: Hands Growing Up to be an Artist
Hands Growing Up to be an Artist (By Lois Ehlert) – A girl grows up watching her parents create things with tools, paint, cloth and thread. She helps her mom sew and her dad with his woodworking. Then the girl gets a work table all her own and sets to work making her own creations. The girl dreams of growing up to be an artist. What’s great about the book is the wonderful real photos of everyday objects, such as a paintbox, lace, ribbons, tools and gardening gloves, which can all be used to create art. This is a great book for teaching children that art can be a variety of things, not just something you hang on the wall.
The book recommendations included on this website are books that my daughter Ally, now age 5, have read and enjoyed together. I recommend the books that stand out to me as excellent children’s books for writing, illustrations, originality, story and characters. Ally and I hope you enjoy them too!
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