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My Best Friend Is as Sharp as a Pencil: And Other Funny Classroom Portraits

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Publisher Comments:

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!

Review:

"This book's narrator, sketched in charcoal, uses objects and similes to illustrate her answers to her grandmother's questions about school. Mrs. Sheila, the librarian, is as 'interesting as a book full of stories. When she reads them, her eyes shine like marbles.' There's a photograph included for each object, and on the next page, Mrs. Sheila's portrait is enhanced with the objects used to describe her (her eyes are indeed marbles). Other portraits include 'Sofia (the wildest girl in my class),' whose smile is made from a string of jingle bells, and Mildred, the class turtle. Like its predecessor, My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, this is a gleeful fusion of collage and figurative language. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This picture book comprised of classroom portraits made out of such objects as pencils, a globe, and a magnifying glass encourages children to be creative and make their own object portraits. Full color.

About the Author

Hanoch Piven is the illustrator of several children's books, including My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks; What Presidents Are Made Of, a Child Magazine Best Book, a Parents' Choice Award recipient, and an ABA Kids' Pick of the List; and What Athletes Are Made Of. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and the New Yorker. Hanoch Piven received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for his object portrait of Barbra Streisand, which appears on the cover of Faces: 78 Portraits from Madonna to the Pope.

Over the past five years, Hanoch has been giving "drawing with objects" workshops in the United States and abroad. He works in classrooms, hospitals (in art therapy programs), and museums. Learn more about him at www.pivenworld.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375853388
Author:
Piven, Hanoch
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.52x8.38x.36 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 40 pages Schwartz & Wade Books - English 9780375853388 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This book's narrator, sketched in charcoal, uses objects and similes to illustrate her answers to her grandmother's questions about school. Mrs. Sheila, the librarian, is as 'interesting as a book full of stories. When she reads them, her eyes shine like marbles.' There's a photograph included for each object, and on the next page, Mrs. Sheila's portrait is enhanced with the objects used to describe her (her eyes are indeed marbles). Other portraits include 'Sofia (the wildest girl in my class),' whose smile is made from a string of jingle bells, and Mildred, the class turtle. Like its predecessor, My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, this is a gleeful fusion of collage and figurative language. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This picture book comprised of classroom portraits made out of such objects as pencils, a globe, and a magnifying glass encourages children to be creative and make their own object portraits. Full color.
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