Saturday, January 26, 2008

Art's Supplies by Chris Tougas

This book opens with "It's not my fault! My art supplies have a mind of their own!" as Art begins his explanation of how his room got to be a disaster zone.

It all started with an invitation to a party, but it is B.Y.O.S. (bring your own supplies), and did the supplies come! Pencils, inks, paints, pastels, brushes, glue, scissors, and more --they all came out and joined the fun of creating a wonderful work of art.

What I Thought:
This is a great book a wonderful story to teach kids about the various art supplies and how they can be used to create wonderful works of art. Many different tools come out to help Art create his masterpiece.

The story is enhanced by a separate dialog on each page by the art supplies. They crack jokes, use lots of puns and have conversations within themselves. So while this book is a wonderful read-aloud for the main story, it is also a fun book to explore individually or with small groups to take in all the art supply fun.

The illustrations are attractive and colorful. The supplies are animated, given facial features and made able to talk. It is delightful to see Art's final drawing seeing all the different mediums used.

Overall a great book, and a must have for elementary art teachers and children who are budding artists.

Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Art's Supplies by Chris Tougas .

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