Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, my friends! I’m still in Chicago, but I wanted to make sure I shared this lovely new book by Jodi McKay. Think THE DOT meets THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT. It’s a story that will encourage kids to draw for pleasure, do their best, and have fun…and it launches in just a few days. And author McKay is donating a copy of the book as a GIVEAWAY…YAY! Please make sure you leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win.
PENCIL’S PERFECT PICTURE
Written by Jodi McKay
Illustrated by Juliana Motzko
Published by Albert Whitman (2019)
Themes: Do your best; art; believe in yourself
Synopsis: From Amazon:
Pencil is trying to draw the perfect picture for his dad. So, he asks his friends Brush, Pastel, Marker, Crayon, and Chalk what makes their art perfect. But they each have a different answer. How will Pencil be able to create his own perfect picture?
Why I love this book:
- Wonderful text that will encourage discussion about tackling projects we are unsure of
- Creative illustrations that help us connect with the main character, even though it is a pencil
- I love that the author used art supplies as the characters to show how kids feel
How about making the perfect pencil? For detailed instructions: https://thediydreamer.com/crafts/decorative-pencils-family-craft/
And remember, the greatest gift we can give an author is to buy their book, review their book, tell a friend about their book, and ask our local library to add the book to their colloection.
Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of PENCIL’S PERFECT PICTURE. We’d love to hear how you felt about your art when you were a kid.
For more wonderful picture book reviews, please visit Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday post.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Please stay tuned for the #50PreciousWordsforKids International Writing Challenge: April 29-May 6…if you know any teachers or parents who might want their children to participate, please pass along the information.