Visit the Art Museum's blog to learn more about the Lois Ehlert's inspiration for The Scraps Book and see photos of the author's home and studio."
The renowned Caldecott Honoree and illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom provides a moving, intimate, and inspiring inside look at her colorful picture book career.
Lois Ehlert always knew she was an artist. Her parents encouraged her from a young age by teaching her how to sew and saw wood and pound nails, and by giving her colorful art supplies. They even gave her a special spot to work that was all her own.
Today, many years and many books later, Lois takes readers and aspiring artists on a delightful behind-the-scenes tour of her books and her book-making process. Part fascinating retrospective, part moving testament to the value of following your dreams, this richly illustrated picture book is sure to inspire children and adults alike to explore their own creativity.
Interest level: 5-10 Years. Hardcover, 72 pages.
Caldecott Honor winning author and illustrator, Lois Ehlert, resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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