Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Non Fiction

NZ Writer and Artists
Helen Lloyd
The New Zealand Art Activity Book
100 + ideas for creative kids
Te Papa Press 2013  $29.99pb         184 pages
ISBN 978 0 9876 6880 6
Themes: Artists, contemporary, New Zealand/ Creative ideas

This really beautiful book is described as a colouring book but it is like no colouring book I have ever seen. It is printed on such high quality matt paper that much thought would be needed before making any marks, however small, on it at all. It is absolutely full of original ideas to involve children in the whole world of art and creativity and I would love to have a class with which to use it. There are many colour reproductions from artists held in the National collection including Dick Frizzell, Fatu Feu’u, E Mervyn Taylor and W.D. Hammond. It is a book for one special child to treasure and keep or for an imaginative teacher to photocopy enough ideas to keep a class going (and be excited by what they are discovering) for a year and more.  
Year 2 up/ Age 6 up
Highly recommended

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