2019 Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts - Children’s Literature Assembly
“Lithe, immersive verse, voiced in the first person, inspires children to find solace, joy, and power in their handiwork...Poetry sparks an irresistible, primal urge to twist, cut, paint, draw, glue, carve, whittle, daub, tie, hammer, to simply make.”
“An effective medley of concept, poetry, and artwork. Hand this title directly to elementary school art teachers.”
—School Library Journal
“Every poem is an invitation to get creative—the book is an obvious springboard into collaging, painting, baking, piñata making, and other activities at home or at school.”
WITH MY HANDS
With My Hands: Poems About Making Things
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
illustrated by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson
For young makers and artists, brief, lively poems illustrated by a NYT bestselling duo celebrate the pleasures of working with your hands.
Find resources and connections to pair with WITH MY HANDS at School Library Journal HERE.