Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Book Review: Hands

Book Review-
Hands: Growing Up to Be an Artist by Lois Ehlertphotocredit

This is a really cute children's book we checked out at the library last week. Lately, Lukka has not only shown a deep interest in 'older' books (i.e. not board books), but a deep interest for 3 or 4 repeatedly through each day. We have read this book no less than 5 times per day since we got it last week. And truly, it is so cute, that I don't even mind the repetition.

Oh, who am I kidding, I LOVE that he wants to read books over and over, snuggled next to me with his blanket and puppy.

This is a visual story about a child who works alongside her father in his workshop with a 'case' of screw drivers (they are flip ups, so there is a box on the outside, and on the 'inside' a picture of said tools!), learns to sew & cut out patterns next to her mom, and plant a garden with both of them, painting pictures along the way. This book really encourages child 'participation' and is a fun read for moms or dads, too.

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