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Sneaky Art

Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight

Marthe Jocelyn, Marthe Jocelyn (Illustrator)


List Price: 12.99*
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Made you look! Kids will uncover their inner guerrilla artist as they sneak funny art projects into surprising places to make people smile!

For young artists, tricksters, and crafters, here is a hip, friendly how-to manual for creating removable and shareable art projects from easily found materials. The sneaky part is in the installation! Each work of art is custom-created for display in public places — a tiny cork-bottomed boat in a public fountain, a plate of tiny paper cupcakes on your teacher’s desk, a penny left on the ground for a stranger, a funny message left on your mother’s bathroom mirror, and more. This utterly unique guide — part craft book, part art-philosophy — offers a stylish and sweet “made-you-look-twice” spirit of fun meant to put a smile on the faces of strangers and loved ones alike.

Praise For Sneaky Art: Crafty Surprises to Hide in Plain Sight

With bright photos illustrating the project in action, an appealing design, and easy-to-follow instructions, crafty (and sneaky) kids are going to love this—and may want to hide and catch the discoverer of their handiwork. Fun all the way around.
—Booklist (starred review)

Folks who want to create fun, temporary works of art for public places will have plenty of inspiration here...Good fun, even for those who do not consider themselves artists.
—Kirkus Reviews

From sweet to silly to sly, this collection of visual surprises will offer crafty tricksters plenty of inspiration...Set this one out and expect surprising things to begin happening soon.
—School Library Journal

These projects encourage you to create art that will surprise and delight people because it’s unexpected. ... As many ideas as this book has, we bet it will spark your imagination to come up with even more.
—The Washington Post

In an era of Facebook-facilitated play dates and Pinterest boards dedicated to entertaining listless children, Sneaky Art is a welcome departure from digital assistance, and will help kids graduate from the crafts table to creating, exploring and manipulating the world around them.
—Scooter Magazine

An inventive imagination and clear instructions make this craft book an excellent resource for summer diversions. The projects are simple to execute and have a stylish humour in their finished form — and even a subversive wit at times.
—The Toronto Star

Candlewick, 9780763656485, 64pp.

Publication Date: March 26, 2013

About the Author

Marthe Jocelyn is the author of Mable Riley as well as several other novels, and the author-illustrator of a number of picture books. She lives in Canada.

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