Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Art Garden by Penny Harrison - ADVISABLE

Harrison, Penny The Art Garden: Sowing the Seeds of Creativity, illustrated by Penelope Pratley.  EK Books (Exisle/Quarto), 2018.  $18.  9781925335590.

Sadie loves to create, but her best friend, Tom, paints beautiful pictures.  When Sadie tries to paint, none of her work turns out even a little bit as good as Tom’s.  She feels discouraged, until she tries something completely different and realizes that her method of expression, her garden art, is a completely distinct form.  She discovers that her art involves creating with the natural world – painting beautiful landscapes with flowers. 

This celebration of creativity, of differences is a neat lesson about the variety of creative expression.  Use it to show children that just because they aren’t great at one form of art, or sport, or school lesson, they can still excel at their personal strengths.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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