Another Holiday suggestion is My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, winner of nine awards including the Gold Medal K-3 Readers’ Favorite Award as well as a Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award. My illustrator, Kalpart, is awesome!
My Fingerpaint Masterpiece deals with perspective, perception and self-esteem as a child fingerpaints artwork in class, and later discovers it as part of the town’s Art Contest. Have you ever looked at a multi-million dollar painting in a museum and thought that your kindergartener might have painted it? This is part of the theme of this book, where the illustrations are all from the point of view of the child artist, whose identity is never revealed. When giving book readings at the schools I always ask the children to vote on whether or not the child telling the story is a girl or a boy. Not surprisingly, it’s usually split 50-50, according to the voters’ gender!
There are also hidden objects in the fingerpaint masterpiece itself, which the readers have fun discovering. Here is a sample, although I’m not sure I got all of them. This is the page showing the upside down “masterpiece”, outlining some of the secrets…
My Fingerpaint Masterpiece was also a double Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Awards, as well as winning a National Indie Excellence Finalist Award, a Global eBook Bronze Medal, a Reviewer’s Choice H.M., a Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval and a Pinnacle Achievement Award.
The book is available on my website at http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon
Also on amazon at amazon.com link
And Barnes and Noble at bn.com link