This week we read Art's Supplies by Chris Tougas.
The book starts off with Art saying “its not my fault… my supplies have a mind of their own!” then the book goes on “the paper started it by inviting everyone to her pad for a party”. It doesn't take long for the pencils to arrive. They are soon joined by crayons, markers, pastels, ink, glue, scissors, and paint. This book creatively explores the process of children creating art.
However there is a BIG part of the book that I did NOT LIKE… on every page Art’s supplies are talking and making comments. Some are cute and clever like the crayons saying “lets colour outside the lines” others are rude and inappropriate like the pencil talking about his butt, and the markers talking about having the runs and making references to alcohol – that completely ruined what could have been a great book.
I gave the kids large sheet of paper and some pencils, markers, crayons and pastels.
although I was not satisfied with our book, I loved this art project. It was great to just let the kids create after doing so many structured crafts the last few weeks!
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