Book Review/Giveaway: My Fingerpaint Masterpiece. Ends July 7th
My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherrill S. Cannon, illustration by Kalpart
Have you ever seen a “work of art” worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school? The dual perspective of “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” and just a little bit of “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official “judges” as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments? http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/
My Review: To quote the author “Have you ever seen a “work of art” worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school?” Yes, we have, and we wonder why it’s displayed in the gallery or worth millions. As a former art teacher, every art work is worth something and there is always a message behind it.
During Ms Gallagher art class she wanted the children to use their fingers to paint what they see in their mind. A child decided to use the color green for the scene and the color red in the middle of the painting to represent a dog. But wasn’t sure how best to draw a dog.
Then the bell rang and it was time to go home but the picture isn’t complete as it did not have a signature on it. On the way home the wind blew the fingerpaint picture away which landed among an artist artwork which is set for display at the mall later that week.
The child was already running later and believes no one will think the picture was done by an artist.
- So what happened when the child spotted the fingerprint painting at the wall?
- Will the judges believe it was done by a child?
- And will the picture win first place?
The important message in this book is that; always remember to put your name on your work. You never know when your work will be put on display and win a blue ribbon.
Don’t forget to take part in the fun activity after the story ends.
- Find the other book covers in the story.
- Recognize any of the children from the other books in the story.
- Can you find the red dog, giraffe, bird, flower, frog and sun in the Masterpiece? Etc.
The illustrations by Kalpart are colorful, bold and beautiful which helps bring the story to life. I like that the characters from the author’s previous books was added to the storyline. I highly recommend this book for classroom reading.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
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Giveaway Ends July 7th, 2014
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