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!
Ages 5 up