I’ve had lots of fun lately at Book Events for the children at several schools, and one of the things I have shared with them are some revelations about the illustrations in My Fingerpaint Masterpiece. I have always described the fingerpaint print as a Kalpart “Masterpiece” – and in the back of the book I have A Special Note from Sherrill which suggests the chlld try to find other objects in the masterpiece by giving a hint to “look at the upside-down version also!”
There are other interesting things about the book, in that the illustrations are told from the point of view of the child, so that the reader has to imagine whether the child is a girl or boy (the vote is always 50-50 when I ask the kids at the end of the book) – so the entire book is really an exercise in perspective and perception…and also self-esteem.
So I thought I would share with all of you, the scan of the upside-down version of the masterpiece, with a few of the hidden objects outlined. (They are mentioned in the comments in the text of the book itself) Perhaps you will have fun too!!!
Did you see them before??? I’m sure there are more, and if you find some please let me know! Enjoy!!!