Think Big by Liz Garton Scanlon

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Art is so much more than easels and paintbrushes as this delightful new picture book by two exciting talents makes clear. Follow along as a classroom of exuberant young kids explore art and the power of creativity in its most varied forms-painting, music, writing, cooking, performing ... there's no end to where their imaginations can take them! The lilting poetry of Liz Garton Scanlon's text pairs perfectly with the playful art of Vanessa Newton in this warm, thoughtful, and-of course-creative picture book. Young listeners will want to jump right into the pages to find their own muse.
 

About Liz Garton Scanlon

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LIZ GARTON SCANLON is the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling picture book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor and received multiple starred reviews. Her other books include A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, and Noodle & Lou, illustrated by Arthur Howard. www.lizgartonscanlon.comVANESSA BRANTLEY NEWTON is living her dream as an artist, after attending both the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts. Vanessa wrote and illustrated Let Freedom Sing and Don't Let Auntie Mable Bless the Table. She is the illustrator of Magic Trash, Presenting...Tallulah by Tori Spelling, and One Love, based on the song by Bob Marley. http://oohlaladesignstudio.blogspot.com/
 
Published July 17, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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There is cooking—“Pinch salt / Dice, chop // Click, flash / Time stop”—and then singing, sewing, ceramics, dance: “Big voice / On pitch // Pin, trim / Thread, stitch // Red clay / Round wheel // Spin, twirl / Toe, heel.” Painting, knitting and music feature too.

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The event is revealed to be a kind of pageant of professions entitled “When We Grow Up!” and both the preparations and the production ensure no one is left on the sidelines, whether they’re singers and crafters (“Big voice/ On pitch/ Pin, trim/ Thread, stitch”) or potters and dancers (â...

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This is a story about kids who want to make a play about what they want to be when they grow up.

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