From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1–A gold mine of quick, easy, and inexpensive activities. Each section has new and original ideas with a list of supplies, numbered step-by-step instructions, and added suggestions on how to expand on or use the crafts. They often list skills that tie in to the activity and sometimes offer book suggestions. The artwork clearly displays the method and the finished product. Safety issues are outlined in the front. There is also a positive underlying message about reusing and recycling things with which to make art. A super resource for anyone who works with young children and a fun book for parents who like to keep their children creative and busy.–Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA
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PreS-Gr. 2. Although Dall's text is addressed to the little ones who will be making these projects (here's "what your project will look like"), it's really for adult helpers, who can read the instructions aloud as they shepherd their charges through a wealth of crafts activities--from twisted-paper jewelry to pictures and sculptures. Most of the projects depend on readily available materials (an egg-carton boat, coffee-filter flowers), and a handy list of the necessities is set to the side of the instructions. The pictures aren't step-by-step, but the directions are clear and sufficient enough for grown-up mentors. Dall extends the fun with some bright, silly poems and occasional suggestions of simple games to play or picture books that dovetail nicely with the craft. A note on safety mentions peanut allergies as shells are used in one of the projects. Great for teachers, day-care providers, or anyone looking for rainy-day activities for the very young. Stephanie ZvirinCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved