Aaron Slater's Big Project Book for Astonishing Artists (Questioneers Activity)

by Andrea Beaty (Author) David Roberts (Illustrator)

Aaron Slater's Big Project Book for Astonishing Artists (Questioneers Activity)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Questioneers
An inspiring, hands-on book about art, creativity, and how we see the world--featuring the newest Questioneer, Aaron Slater! Make art of all sorts in this project book from the team behind the bestselling Questioneers series. Aaron Slater shows readers how art is everywhere in our world--from the famous paintings and photographs that we know so well to places you may not think as much about, like on stamps or coins--and encourages them to make art of their own based on what they see. Activities will help to spark creativity, encourage curiosity, and show some of the traits most important to being an artist: being observant, being persistent, and being flexible. From coloring pages to drawing prompts to instructions on how to make your very own puppet show and so much more, this project book encourages and uplifts the youngest artists and the creators of tomorrow.

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Gr 1-3--This volume covers a lot with fewer than 100 pages: art history, art method, art instruction, and art-making, all while presenting an inclusive and diverse story of art and artists across time. It's great! After sharing Aaron's story of learning to illustrate while reading with his dyslexia--a story readers can take in more fully in Aaron Slater, Illustrator--the book introduces its big project: Art! Text and illustrations create complex pages packed with information and instruction. While making art is a major theme of the book, there are also pages dedicated to enjoying art, too, e.g., "Being a good audience member," and "The viewer interprets the art." VERDICT What an empowering way to frame art for children; not only can they make it, but they learn how to be absorbed by it and talk about it, too.--Jessica Schriver

Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty se crió en el sur de Illinois en una ciudad tan pequeña que conocía a todo el mundo y todo el mundo la conocía a ella. Pasaba los veranos correteando por los campos y bosques en busca de aventuras. Le gustaba mucho leer, sobre todo libros de misterio. Y su ambición secreta era protagonizar un musical en Broadway. Estudió Biología e Informática la Universidad del Sur de Illinois. Luego trabajó para una compañía de software de ordenadores. Ahora vive en Chicago con su familia. Visita muchas escuelas cada año para compartir su amor por la lectura haciendo también talleres de escritura con niños y educadores.

David Roberts nació en 1970 en el Reino Unido. Ha ilustrado un gran número de libros para autores muy conocidos tanto para adultos como niños.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication date
October 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JNF001000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Activity Books
JNF006020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Art | Drawing
Library of Congress categories

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