Synopses & Reviews
How do you draw your smelly dog? Your playful daddy? Your yummy mommy? See how one girl does it in this simple, clever picture book that's comprised of family portraits made out of objects. For example, her baby brother is so noisy--he's as loud as a whistle, a horn, and even a fire truck --that she creates a picture of him with whistles for eyes, a horn mouth, and holding a fire truck. After the girl has described everyone in her family (including herself, in great detail), she asks, What does your special family look like? encouraging readers to create their own portraits. With a list of objects at the end of the book to use as a guide, this is the ideal choice for budding artists everywhere.
Here's a wonderful exploration of simile and metaphor for young readers. And don't miss the companion book My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil
From the Hardcover edition.
How do you draw a playful daddy? Or a smelly dog? For any kid who's ever been asked to "draw a picture of your family," here's an unusual and much more fun take on the project! Using objects to represent personality traits, acclaimed illustrator Hanoch Piven creates simple and funny portraits that perfectly describe all the members of one girl's family. Children of all ages will be inspired to make their own family portraits after reading this book.
About the Author
Hanoch Piven is the illustrator of several children's books, including My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks, called "delightful" in a starred review from School Library Journal; and My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil, called "exuberant and intriguing . . . great, inventive fun" by Kirkus Reviews. He also illustrates for Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, and others. Hanoch often gives "drawing with objects" workshops in classrooms, hospitals (in art therapy programs), and museums. Learn more at pivenworld.com.