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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 andmake 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 piece deresistance--a class portrait

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Synopsis:

When her grandma asks her about school, a girl draws a class portrait, adding details that show what makes each person special. Includes author's note abou making pictures using objects.

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:
9780375982781
Subtitle:
And Other Funny Classroom Portraits
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Author:
Piven, Hanoch
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Imagination & Play
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Business, Careers, Occupations
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
40

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