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 and make 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 de rEsistance--a class portrait.
About the Author
Hanoch Piven is the acclaimed creator of "Let's Make Faces", "What Presidents Are Made Of", "What Athletes Are Made Of", and "What Cats Are Made Of", among other books for children. His incisive portraits have been published in the United States in such major magazines as "Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone", "The" "New Yorker", "The" "Atlantic Monthly", "Entertainment Weekly", and "The" "New York Times". He lives with his wife and children in Israel. Visit him at PivenWorld.com.