Children who have been captivated by the bold, colorful paintings of Jacob Lawrence (1917- ) in the context of African American history lessons now have a chance to learn the full life story of this unique, dedicated artist. Though it's hard for any text to stand on equal footing with artwork this imaginative and strong (25 full-color reproductions from Lawrence's Migration series, Toussaint L'Ouverture series, and more, are included here), John Duggleby has crafted the tale of Lawrence's life into a satisfyingly rich, and quick-moving biography.
Stripes of All Types Susan Stockdale
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In Stripes of All Types, author and illustrator Susan Stockdale brings to life a patterned parade of animals, showing young readers some of the many reasons stripes are found so often in nature. Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and simple phrases keep readers entertained, while a glossary at the back provides more in-depth information on each featured animal.
A perfect introduction to art for children everywhere, The Art Book, Children's Edition brings the clarity and innovation of Phaidon's best-selling The Art Book to our youngest readers ever. An A to Z guide of 30 great artists each featured on a double-page spread and their most famous works designed for both parent and child to enjoy together. The book encourages the children to look closely at the featured works and use their imagination to understand why artists choose to create the pieces they do and in the ways that they do.
Why are none of the students in Raphael's school paying attention? Who made a doodle into a masterpiece? How do you paint speed? Can collecting things be art? What kind of sculpture is supposed to disappear? Can you trust a painting? How would you make a self-portrait of yourself? Can you paint music?
THE BEDTIME BOOK FOR DOGS is a charming story about a dog who decides that he'd rather walk to the park by himself than wait for his human companion-and discovers that all of his usual activities aren't as much fun without a good friend to share them with.
When do people get old? When does lightning strike? When will the sun stop shining? Curious young minds finally get answers in this fun and informative book. From the authors of The Book of Why and The Book of How comes a third volume full of great answers to tough questions: When do volcanoes erupt? When do wasps sting? When are we sure we're right? When did history begin? When was Santa Claus born? When are we allowed to lie? When do we get a tooth pulled? These and eighty other questions are thoughtfully answered in this well-researched book perfect for all curious kids.
In uncertain times, it?s nice to know that Mother Goose is still flying. This book is a reproduction of an original first published in 1923. It includes nine 2-page animations in full-color, as well as numerous black and white cartoons, filled with idiosyncratic American-style wit, illustrating Mother Goose verse. It was drawn by Charlie Bowers, a cartoonist and filmmaker of varied talents whose multiplicitous career spanned from the early teens to the forties. A biography of Bowers is included inside the book.