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Hands Paperback – 1998

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1. Charming, creative, and unique, this vibrant title celebrates and nurtures the efforts of young artists. Twice as wide as it is tall, the cover is sturdy cardboard in the shape of a bright yellow work glove with a red wrist band. Inside, pages are interspersed with smaller pages (some die-cut and fold-out) picturing projects and tools used in gardening and creating handicrafts. Written from the perspective of a young child, the narrative explains how mom and dad make things?from wood, paint, cloth, lace, even growing plants, and how they are teaching the narrator to do the same. At the end of the book, the child declares, "I want to be an artist"?that text is followed by a small cutout hand-print page superimposed on a larger work glove (green with white hearts) with the words, "Then I'll join hands with my mom and dad." This lavish, interactive book is a hands-down choice for gift-giving, but fragile for heavy library use.?Lisa Falk, Palos Verdes Library, CA
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In a book that resembles work gloves, an unnamed child speaks of hands: the hands of parents, and the child's own. In pages of vivid, saturated colors, ``my father'' builds birdhouses and plants vegetables, while ``my mother'' sews quilts and plants flowers. Their roles are traditional, but the child works, with joy, alongside both of them, and wants to be an artist. The clever shapes--a tin box that opens to reveal screwdrivers, a flap that turns out to be the lid of the child's box of paints- -lead to a satisfying final overlay of a child's hand print, Mom's heart-patterned gardening gloves, and Dad's work gloves-- the book's cover. It's a work that looks simple, but encompasses at least as many grand notions as Ehlert's first book, Growing Vegetable Soup (1987). (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Scholastic (1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590389718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590389716
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,181,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 31, 1999
Format: Paperback
The book is a work of art the way the differently shaped pages are put together. The colors are very homey and sweet.
Our children loved the book because it's really written for them. The author understands how important it is to a child when something like a scissor is "my size." Or when they get their own work table next to Mom's, or their own chore tailored to a special talent they have.
As parents, we loved being reminded about how much our children want to copy us in our hobbies or in even the most routine household chores. It's inspiring.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. S. Will on December 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
[This review was first published in "The Ephrata (Pa.) Review."]

All of Ehlert's productions are cornucopias of color, shapes and textures, and this is no exception. "Hands" celebrates the creative spirit that inspires someone to pick up a hammer, a needle, a paintbrush, a trowel. The short text is autobiographical; a girl's project-oriented parents set up a folding table for her budding handiwork efforts.
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Bought this book for my granddaughter. As both a grandmother and preschool teacher I love the beautifully illustrated book that encourages the beauty and wonder of using one's hands to create beauty in a variety of media. I love how this is Lois Elherts own story of how her parents encourage and modeled creative expression to her. So thankful for their inspiration that encouraged Lois Elhert's talent in writing and illustrating such beautiful children's books.
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By C. Moore on November 4, 2013
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this book is a classic. it is worth getting this edition versus the standard rectangular shape -my son loves the details and unique format.
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