Academic journal article Language Arts

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life

Academic journal article Language Arts

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life

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The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life Written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert Beach Lane, 2014, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4424-3571-1

"When I was little, I read all the books on the library shelf, and I thought maybe someday I could make a book. I was lucky; I grew up with parents who made things with their hands. . . . In a small corner of our house Dad set up a folding table for me. It was my spot to work and dream." This engaging autobiography offers readers behind-the-scenes knowledge about the creative process of Lois Ehlert, a beloved and innovative children's book author and illustrator. Readers will likely enjoy poring over the many photographs included in this book, such as Lois Ehlert as a young child, the home where she grew up, her parents, the folding table that her father set up for her to make art as a child, and a photo of her sister's cat (Bucky), who inspired one of her books. …

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