Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
One perfect square is transformed over and over into a variety of creative pictures: a fountain, a park, a garden, and a mountain to name just a few of the transformations.
I ran across this book on a recent blogger hop. It was my "find" of the day.
This simple, yet beautiful book offers readers glimpse at art and inspiration. It inspires creativity with just a few simple changes. Hall's brief text allows the illustrations to tell most of the story. I especially like how the square reinvents itself rather than being transformed by a person or some other outside force.
Our school does not have an art program. I've set one of my goals for next year to include library lessons that will introduce the students to a bit of art. This book will be an excellent resource for an art project for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Check back next school year to see what the Chinook Tigers create with their perfect squares.
Recommended for Preschool and up.
Mrs. Archer's rating: 5 of 5!