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Literature Based Art and Music.

LITERATURE BASED ART AND MUSIC. Mildred Knight Laughlin and Terri Parker Street. Phoenix, AZ: Onyx Press. Softcover, 156 pp., $29.95.

This provocative and timely publication illustrates how children's books can be integrated into kindergarten through fifth grade art and music lessons, or vice-versa. The authors have done a masterful job of reviewing children's literature for its relevance to art and music curricula. They consider general patterns of instruction in these areas, the developmental needs of young children, and suggest units of study and lesson ideas that integrate literature and the arts. If ever a book addressed ways and means for integrating art into the general elementary curriculum, this is it. This book is worth the price for the recommendations and commentary about important and timeless children's books alone! It is a must for any administrator's, curriculum specialist's, art teacher's or elementary teacher's reference shelf.
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Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:May 1, 1993
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