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The Art Lesson: A Shavuot Story Paperback – January 1, 2017
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"What could be better to bring home the meaning of a Jewish holiday, especially the spring harvest holiday of Shavuot, which shows God’s gift of Torah to the Jewish people, than a book about making art! Shavuot is usually celebrated either by staying up one night of Shavuot studying Torah and/or by creating an art work. This book is about the making of paper cuts depicting various aspects of the holiday and the authors and illustrator show how it can be done. Grandma J is an art teacher who is totally proficient in creating paper cuts of magnificent design. She shares her skill and her love of art with her granddaughter, Shoshana, as they create special designs for Shavuot and skills for a lifetime of creativity. The technique is demonstrated in a series of colorful pictures illustrating the text. A nice touch is that the creation of several pieces are all learned as the reader watches the process of the girl growing up, who later shares what she has learned with her own granddaughter. It is a colorful book with many dimensions and filled with imagination. Don’t be surprised if it inspires creativity in the reader, as well."--Jewish Book Council(Website)
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Husband and wife Wayne and Allison Marks share a love for words and revel in a tale well-told. They enjoy spinning tales from the porch of their 100-year-old home in Akron, Ohio.
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Authors Allison and Wayne Marks share an artful tale and teach young readers about Shavuot and Jewish Culture. Shavuot is when Jewish people celebrate receiving the Ten Commandments. Colorful illustrations are creative and artistic. Simple sentences are easy for beginner readers. The back of the book has a Star of David Papercut activity and a note about Shavuot. Readers will also learn about some very interesting artists. Parents and teachers can share this story with children to educate them about Jewish history and culture.
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solid Jewish content; a terrific story; colourful illustrations that pop!; painless education (for example, information about artists Chagall, Modigliani, Krasner and Pissarro is woven into the text, illustrations and an afterword); and a DIY Shavuot papercut art project at the end of the book.
This belongs in every family and school library. Kudos to you, Allison and Wayne Marks and Annie Wilkinson!