MUD BOOK by JOHN CAGE and LOIS LONG

Mud Book: How To Make Pies and Cakes, by John Cage and Lois Long

Mud Book: How To Make Pies and Cakes, by John Cage and Lois Long

This book is endlessly charming and amusing. It will definitely get the attention of young children who have all been inspired to make mud pies!

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This is a new edition of MUD BOOK: HOW TO MAKE PIES AND CAKES was originally written in the mid-1950s by legendary avant-garde composer John Cage and artist Lois Long. According to the publisher, "Mud Book is a unique hybrid of art book, unconventional cookbook, and inspiration for young makers." Clever and so original.

NIKO DRAWS A FEELING by BOB RACZKA and SIMONE SHIN

Niko Draws a Feeling, by Bob Raczka and Simone Shin

Niko Draws a Feeling, by Bob Raczka and Simone Shin

NIKO DRAWS A FEELING is an inspiring book for children who love to draw and capture their thoughts and the world around them.

Niko draws everything in his world but in his own way, and loves the feeling when he succeeds. He sees things differently from other people, such as drawing the ring-a-ling of an ice cream truck as opposed to the truck itself. His friends don’t always know what to make of his drawings, but he knows when he has succeeded in his aim and is on to the next drawing to try and recapture the exhilarating feeling. 

This book is a wonderful inspiration to let loose and paint.

ROSEMARY WELLS

Max's Bedtime by Rosemary Wells

Max's Bedtime by Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells has written more than 130 books. I chose the board book MAX’S BEDTIME because the cover has one of the most endearing expressions ever, as does Max's bunny-sort-of-bear. Wells said: "Simple incidents from childhood are universal. The dynamics between older and younger siblings are common to all families.”

Her dogs, west highland terriers, Lucy and Snowy, worked their way into her drawings in expression and body position. I bet one of them was the inspiration for the expression on Max’s face. Can’t you just see it?

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The second image is of Max unable to sleep. Again it is utterly perfect!

Among her many books are:
RUBY'S BEAUTY SHOP
MAX'S CHRISTMAS
BUNNY PART
MAX'S CHOCOLATE CHICKEN
BUNNY CAKES

SEPTEMBER CARTOONING AT TelHi – BULLY BUSTER & THE MONSTER

Bully Buster and the Monster Cartoon / Doodle Page by Elizabeth B Martin

Bully Buster and the Monster Cartoon / Doodle Page by Elizabeth B Martin

This doodle / cartoon is for my September event at TelHi as part of their after school program. The children will be 2nd graders through 5th, and all will get a silly two page cartoon to color and to write in the bubbles. On the second page, they will get to doodle the suggested character and make it their version of the monster!

You can find FREE downloadables of all my cartoons on my Cartooning page.

SKATEBOARDER CARTOON

Skateboarder Cartoon tutorial, by Elizabeth B Martin

Skateboarder Cartoon tutorial, by Elizabeth B Martin

Starting this month I am going to lead cartoon projects in an after school program for children 2nd through 5th grade. What do you think of this page that guides children to draw a skateboarder?

Download my FREE cartooning pages here!