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My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, “Fingers + Paints= Masterpieces”
A book that inspires kids to do art and crafts is a book to read often. Such is the case with My Fingerpaint Masterpiece. The first question out of my kids’ mouths when we’re done reading this rhyming picture books is, “Can we paint now too?” The answer is “Absolutely”. Enjoy a creative book for such a wide range of ages.
Introducing Our Featured Friend: My Fingerpaint Masterpiece
by Sherrill S. Cannon
When Ms. Gallagher’s class created their own fingerpaintings, Jimmy tried to paint his dog, but wasn’t quite sure what it looked like. On his way home, the print flew out of his hand and the wind carried it into The Rainbow Connection, an art dealer’s store. Already late for home, Jimmy decided to let it go and try to beat oncoming rain. Much to his surprise, the following week, he discovered his fingerpainting framed and in the art exhibit! Jimmy was even more surprised when the judges not only stopped to study his piece, but also picked his print as the winner.
The crowd began saying what they thought they saw in the picture . . . “the sun, a bird, a flower, a frog” . . . until finally Jimmy shouted out “No, it’s really my dog.” But they didn’t see a dog and they didn’t see a signature! No one believed that a child could really win a real art contest. But, Jimmy and Ms. Gallagher’s class know the truth.
“We like my painting and so do the kids,
But my print should be hanging at home on our fridge.
They think a real artist hung it in the show!!”
And if ever you need me to prove this is so,
Just come to my town and you know what you’ll see?
My masterpiece print in the art gallery!!!
Inviting You To Become FRIENDS with Jimmy:
A Little Lesson Plan for School, Home, or Story Time
Feel, Relate, Imagine, Explore, Navigate, Develop, Share
F- How do you feel when someone likes your artwork?
R- Can you relate to Jimmy when we wasn’t quite sure what he created in his finger painting?
I- Imagine that you could enter any artwork in a contest. Which of your prints would you select? If you don’t have one done yet, what would you like to paint?
E- Explore Ed Emberley’s Complete FunPrint Drawing Book and discover creative animals, objects, flowers, figures, and more that you can make with your fingers and paint:
Fingerprint Artist’s Stamp Pad
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com Fingerprint Artist’s Stamp Pad
N- Navigate your way through one of our favorite sites for art ideas:
D- Develop your own art gallery in your room to display your favorite masterpieces. You could even organize a neighborhood art show!
S- Share your art by making finger paint masterpieces into cards for your friends for occasions like birthdays. A homemade card is a true treasure.
Enjoy Sherrill S. Cannon’s Books at: http://sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/
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