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****My Art Class

Creative Fun for Little Hands

by Nellie Shepherd

Reviewed November 4, 2003.
DK Publishing, New York, 2003.  48 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (J 745.5 SHE).

Even though my own kids aren’t the right age for this book, it’s so wonderful, I simply had to review it.

This is a beautiful book of art projects that preschoolers can make using simple materials.  The photography is wonderful, the projects look simple, but delightfully creative. 

One of the things I like best is that the photos portray not just a model made by an adult, but many examples made by actual children.  This way, kids doing the projects themselves won’t be frustrated because their own work doesn’t end up looking exactly like some perfect example made by an adult.  I also love the quotations of comments made by preschoolers about the different projects.

This is a fantastic resource for anyone who needs or wants to do crafts with young children.


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