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I am looking for titles of children's books that have an art theme or are good springboards for art lessons. Does anyone have ideas or a website with suggestions?


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I don't have a website, but I do a lesson with Dr. Seuss's "There's a Wocket in my Pocket!" I read the book and then the kids create their own wocket. We cut out a pocket, glue it to a background and insert the wockets. They turn out really cute!
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is a great book for building from an artist work and connecting content into it
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The Art Lesson
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This book by Tomie DePaola is perfect for use.
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Here are 2 Great Books
Old 06-30-2008, 10:01 PM
 
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Round Trip by Ann Jonas. You read the picture book forwards and then when you get to the end you turn it upside down and read it backwards. It is awesome. The pictures work upside right and upside down as well. I don't know how the artist did it!

The other one is a short novel(64 pages) titled Chalk Box Kid. It was written by Clyde Robert Bulla. It is the story of a boy who is able to express himsef through his art.


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Here are a few more
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Zoom by Istvan Banyai
Simon's Book by Henrik Drescher
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Raft by Jim LaMarche
The Squiggle by Carole Lexa Schaefer
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Children's art books
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I have used the book MY MANY COLORED DAYS by Dr. Seuss as an intro to kindergarten color lessons. I believe it was published after Dr. Seuss died, using his words and other illustrators' pictures. Very colorful! Discusses emotions.

Also, THE CAT IN THE HAT is great...have students then design their own hat using a tall hat pattern.

ELMER (the patchwork elephant)

NO GOOD IN ART (helps with self confidence)

THE DOT (all art ideas begin with a single mark)

PURPLE GREEN AND YELLOW (funny! teaches correct way to use supplies)

I LOVE YOU THE PURPLEST (beautiful watercolor illustrations - sweet story about parent's love and colors)

I could go on and on...hope these help.
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Art connection
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"ish" by Peter H. Reynolds

Also, I just heard a review of a new book of poetry for children, where the poems were commissioned to coincide with great works of art. It was called "Side by Side: New Poems inspired by Art from Around the World" by Jan Greenburg.

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Old 07-31-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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I used Eric Carle books as a spring board for a lesson. One week, I had the kids explore texture with a bunch of different tools, and just paint large pieces of paper (I had them do three each - all different colours).

The next week, I chopped these pieces of paper into smaller pieces and put them all on a table by colour. The kids had to create a scene using paper collage (similar to Eric Carle). Since I teach grade 8, my kids had to interpret a poem, and they were quite elaborate. But you could have your kids just create an animal, which would do even more to tie in Eric Carle.
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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Barbara Reid books have fabulous plastecine art.

There's a book called "The Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses" that can tie in to some amazing art lessons. It's also a truly lovely book.


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