Sophie and the Wonderful Picture.
It feels fine to read about a school that values visual art enough to make it the star of an assembly program. An anthropomorphic rabbit and frog create a painting of a neighborhood pond and they must present it to the audience of students and families by talking about it. Watercolor drawings tell a more involved story that sets the stage for the Big Event. The light-hearted illustrations including before and after scenes of a shelf with art supplies on the front and back end pages, and a portrait of the properly smocked rabbit on the cover busily using a watercolor set tell such a complete visual story, the text seems unnecessary. Elementary youngsters should get an empathetic and smiling boost from this tale.
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|Title Annotation:||Children's Book Briefs|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2004|
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