- Age Range: 5 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Lexile Measure: 530 (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: 21st Century (April 1, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1467798436
- ISBN-13: 978-1467798433
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.3 x 11.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Niko Draws a Feeling Hardcover – April 1, 2017
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"[A] picture book ode to the creative spirit. . . . Niko's journey will resonate with budding artists and inspire young audiences of all abilities to create something meaningful." --starred, School Library Journal
"[An] insightful and supportive celebration of creativity and imagination." --Booklist
"Niko's sadness and sense of being misunderstood lifts when he meets his new neighbor, Iris: her thoughtful, elated expressions as she takes in his creations make for some of Shin's . . . loveliest scenes in this touching story. . . . What more could an artist ask for?" --Publishers Weekly
About the Author
<div>Bob Raczka and his wife Amy are the co-creators of three masterpieces: Robert, Carl and Emma. They live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with their dog Rufus, who is also a piece of work. As a boy, Bob loved to draw especially dinosaurs, cars, and airplanes. He also enjoyed making paper airplanes and model rockets. He's a lifelong Cubs fan. Thanks to good grades (and some help from his high school art teachers) he went to college at the University of Illinois, where he majored in art. On a whim, Bob took an advertising copywriting class and loved it. When he graduated, he became an advertising writer. But when his first child, Robert, was born, he rediscovered children's books and thought, "I want to do this." So Bob began sending out manuscripts and collecting rejection letters. Five years later, he sold his first manuscript, a book about art called No One Saw. Little did he know, it would become the first book in his ongoing series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures.</div>
Simone Shin is an award-winning editorial and children's book illustrator based in California's Bay Area. She has illustrated numerous children's books since 2011, and her work can also be seen in magazines and newspapers.
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In his text, Raczka really shows how the mind of young artist works and the different way in which Niko sees and experiences and depicts his world. There is a feeling of isolation when people can’t see what he is trying to convey in his art. That moment soon passes though when Iris can connect with the art that Niko has created. There is a real heart to this book, shown through Niko himself and his connection to the world.
Shin’s illustrations help readers understand Niko better and the art too. Children will want to discuss what they feel when they see the abstract swirls of Niko’s art. Shin also shows a vibrant and bustling urban community where Niko gets all of his inspiration. Done in mixed media, digital and acrylics, the illustrations have a solidity that supports the looser illustrations that are Niko’s.
A welcome look at artistic process and imagination, this picture book also is about finding kindred spirits. Appropriate for ages 4-6.