Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781599906119, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Art is so much more than easels and paintbrushes as this delightful new picture book by two exciting talents makes clear. Follow along as a classroom of exuberant young kids explore art and the power of creativity in its most varied forms-painting, music, writing, cooking, performing ... there's no end to where their imaginations can take them The lilting poetry of Liz Garton Scanlon's text pairs perfectly with the playful art of Vanessa Newton in this warm, thoughtful, and-of course-creative picture book. Young listeners will want to jump right into the pages to find their own muse.
Vanessa Brantley Newton is a self-taught artist and has attended both F.I.T. and SVA of New York, where she studied fashion and children's illustration. Vanessa is the illustrator of "Ruby's New Home", "A Team Stays Together!", and "Justin and the Bully "by Tony and Lauren Dungy as well as "Presenting...Tallulah" by Tori Spelling. She hopes that when people look at her work, it will make them feel happy in some way, or even reclaim a bit of their childhood.