I Am an Artist
Are you an artist? Do you see the world around you in a special way? I Am an Artist shows you how simply observing the delights of nature can inspire you to create. Can you name the colors inside a seashell? You’re an artist!
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|Features||Awards and Reviewed|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- Reading Rainbow® Book
“A gentle, attractive nudge to the creative process. . .” —Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
“This lyrical, almost poetic, text puts forth the idea that art is a process – a way of living and seeing – as well as a manifestation in the form of a finished product. The emphasis is on that process rather than on an end result. This is a valuable concept to share with children as they are natural artists in that they see the world with fresh eyes and can be encouraged to continue doing so.” —School Library Journal
Author: Pat Lowery Collins
Pat Lowery Collins is a poet, painter, and the author of many books for children and young adults including the Reading Rainbow selection, I Am An Artist, and the recent sequel, I Am a Dancer. Her newest historical novels are Hidden Voices, The Orphan Musicians of Venice and Daughter of Winter, both published by Candlewick Press. The latter is a Must Read Finalist for the Mass Book Award. Her young adult novel in free verse, The Fattening Hut, won the Boston Author's Club 2004 Julia Ward Howe Award and was a Book Sense Pick and ALA Amelia Bloomer choice. A picture book, The Deer Watch, is also forthcoming from Candlewick. She teaches in Lesley University's MFA program in creative writing and lives and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Her Website is www.patlowerycollins.com and she can be reached to schedule a Skype visit at email@example.com.
Illustrator: Robin Brickman
Robin Brickman is a picture book artist and sought after workshop leader. In addition to I Am An Artist her unique 3-Dimensional paintings and books have won many awards, including a New York Sate Museum Purchase Prize, Outstanding Science Trade Book, National Science Teachers Association, Children's Book Council, John Burroughs List of Nature Books, and the Reading Rainbow designation.