With My Hands: Poems About Making Things

by Amy VanDerwater, Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson
$17.99
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For young makers and artists, brief, lively poems illustrated by a NYT bestselling duo celebrate the pleasures of working with your hands.


  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544313408
  • ISBN-10: 0544313402
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 03/27/2018
  • Carton Quantity: 44

About the book

For young makers and artists, brief, lively poems illustrated by a NYT bestselling duo celebrate the pleasures of working with your hands. 

 

Building, baking, folding, drawing, shaping . . . making something with your own hands is a special, personal experience. Taking an idea from your imagination and turning it into something real is satisfying and makes the maker proud. 

 

With My Hands is an inspiring invitation to tap into creativity and enjoy the hands-on energy that comes from making things.

About the author
Amy VanDerwater

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is a poet whose work has appeared in magazines and children's anthologies as well as picture books. She earned her MA degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University, and teaches writing in schools nationwide and at her blog, The Poem Farm. Amy lives in Holland, New York, with her family, animals, and books. Visit her online at amyludwigvanderwater.com, on Twitter @amylvpoemfarm, and on Instagram @amyludwigvanderwater. 

Lou Fancher

Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson began working together as a creative team in 1986 and have collaborated on more than 50 picture books, including the New York Times bestseller My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. They are recipients of the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. Visit them online at johnsonandfancher.com.

Steve Johnson

Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson began working together as a creative team in 1986 and have collaborated on more than 50 picture books, including the New York Times bestseller My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. They are recipients of the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. Visit them online at www.johnsonandfancher.com.

Reviews

"Poetry sparks an irresistible, primal urge to twist, cut, paint, draw, glue, carve, whittle, daub, tie, hammer, to simply make."-Kirkus review 

 

"An effective medley of concept, poetry, and artwork. Hand this title directly to elementary school art teachers."--School Library Journal 

 

"A cheery reminder of the pride of creating something and the many forms art can take."--Publishers Weekly 

 

"Whether invoking cooking, sewing, tying knots, or other undertakings, this provides an enjoyable springboard for aspiring makers."--Booklist