Posts Tagged ‘tools’

Storytime Standouts looks at Tools by Taro Miura

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart

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Looking at a concept book about tools and the people who use them by Taro Miura

Storytime Standouts looks at Tools by Taro MiuraTools by Taro Miura
Concept picture book published by Chronicle Books



At first peek this appears to be a book for very young children. It features bold illustrations and large text. I have shared it with a number of grade one and two children and found it very engaging. Showing us all sorts of equipment used by carpenters, tailors, mechanics, doctors, chef, gardener, etc. We first examine the implements and then are shown who might use them. This guess who format together with the extensive array of fascinating items makes the book entirely appropriate for early primary and a great resource for vocabulary building.

Tools at Amazon.com

Tools at Amazon.ca


Hands by Lois Ehlert will Cultivate Creativity

Posted on February 4th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart

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Hands – Growing Up to Be an Artist written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert


You are likely familiar with Ms. Ehlert’s many wonderful books for children. She is a consistently inspiring and innovative illustrator In Hands: Growing up to Be an Artist she has an important message for children and adults. She hopes we will all have opportunities to be creative and she strives to inspire us.

Hands shows us the the tools mom and dad use in the workshop, the sewing room and the garden. With these tools and imagination a birdhouse, cat toys and a vegetable garden are created. The youngster in this vibrant story is inspired and encouraged when presented a special place to work – a folding table next to the sewing machine. Children and adults will enjoy exploring this book and will be inspired by the cheery collage illustrations.
Best for children aged four and up.
Hands: Growing up to Be an Artist at Amazon.com

Hands: Growing Up to Be an Artist at Amazon.ca


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