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									154 • THE ARTS                                                              July–December 2009                                The HORN BOOK GUIDE




                                THE ARTS                                                  steps. Each volume presents seven to nine projects to be
                                                                                          made from materials that are generally easy to acquire.
                                                                                          Crafts include safety-pin and clay-bead jewelry, jar snow
Handicrafts and Hobbies.............................................154
                                                                                          globes, colorful magnets, masks, and wearable art. The
Visual Arts......................................................................155      books’ bright colors and child-friendly design will pique the
                                                                                          interest of young crafters. Glos. pmc
Music...............................................................................157
Performing Arts ............................................................158           Luxbacher, Irene 123 I Can Build!
Games and Riddles.......................................................159                   24 pp. Kids Can isbn 978-1-55453-315-2 $14.95
                                                                                              pe isbn 978-1-55453-316-9 $6.95
                                                                                          (3) K–3 Starting Art series. Aspiring architects can find
HANDICRAFTS                  AND       HOBBIES                                            inspiration in this loosely structured activity book. Items
                                                                                          such as toilet-paper rolls, twigs, and clay form the founda-
Kenney, Karen Latchana Super Simple Art to Wear:                                          tions for projects including a whimsical birdhouse and an
                                                                                          “ice castle” (made of sugar cubes), while leaving the
Fun and Easy-to-Make Crafts for Kids
                                                                                          instructions open enough to allow for creativity. The book
      32 pp. ABDO le isbn 978-1-60453-622-5 $25.65
                                                                                          also defines such useful architectural terms as structure,
Kenney, Karen Latchana Super Simple Glass Jar                                             function, pillar, and tower. ncp
Art: Fun and Easy-to-Make Crafts for Kids
      32 pp. ABDO le isbn 978-1-60453-624-9 $25.65                                        Oldham, Todd Kid Made Modern: 52 Kid-Friendly
Kenney, Karen Latchana Super Simple Jewelry: Fun                                          Projects Inspired by Mid-Century Modern Design
and Easy-to-Make Crafts for Kids                                                              192 pp. AMMO isbn 978-1-934429-36-5 $22.95
      32 pp. ABDO le isbn 978-1-60453-625-6 $25.65                                        (3) K–3 This collection compiled by fashion designer Old-
                                                                                          ham features fifty-two creative arts-and-crafts projects (e.g.,
Kenney, Karen Latchana Super Simple Magnets:
                                                                                          a rainbow-striped bed headboard decorated with colored
Fun and Easy-to-Make Crafts for Kids                                                      duct tape, a “pom pom rug rug” made of yarn). Addition-
      32 pp. ABDO le isbn 978-1-60453-626-3 $25.65                                        ally, the text presents background about the Modernist
Kenney, Karen Latchana Super Simple Masks: Fun                                            design movement and highlights artists including Alexan-
and Easy-to-Make Crafts for Kids                                                          der Girard, Marimekko, Alexander Calder, and Paul Rand.
                                                                                          Vibrant photographs display the step-by-step processes and
      32 pp. ABDO le isbn 978-1-60453-627-0 $25.65
                                                                                          finished projects. Reading list, websites. erg
(3) K–3 Super SandCastle: Super Simple Crafts series.
These books include step-by-step directions in easy-to-
follow language accompanied by photos illustrating the

My Papa Diego and Me. Artwork by Diego Rivera © Banco de Mexico, Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust. Review on page 156.
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