The Art Garden: Sowing the Seeds of Creativity

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The Art Garden is a book about a girl named Sadie who dreams of becoming an artist like her friend, Tom. She makes pictures with her paintbrush, but it is a mess. Soon, the flowers in her garden become her “magic paintbrush.” Here is an example of how Sadie paints: “Next, she tried to paint a cake. She picked up the paintbrush and the colors splattered and splodged across the page. But it looked more like a mud pie.” The cake painting sounds like a Pollock painting to me. I watched the Classical Baby segment where a guy splatters a painting just like Sadie and bees come and dance on the painting. This segment is called “Busy Bees.” Watch a Classical Baby compilation that has “Busy Bees” in it and you’ll see what I mean. This book does also have a solution: “And when Sadie saw her work of art bloom for the first time, her heart smiled.” I read that, and my heart smiled, too. Sadie painted a picture…with flowers, for the first time. That made me happy. Readers who like gardens and art will enjoy this book.

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Author Penny Harrison • Penelope Pratley, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher EK Books
Publish Date 2018-Feb-01
ISBN 9781925335590
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Issue March 2018
Category Children's


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