Think back to fourth grade. Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? Not like a super hero or president (not that either are impossible), but in the literal sense of your passion and desire. Could you honestly put your fingerpaint wet hand upon the actual goal you wanted to reach? Noonie Norton can.
Overall, I loved this book! I was looking for a light break from a slighty heavier current read (at the time...finished that one now) and this was just the ticket (what can I say, the cover spoke to me). The creative way Noonie's story is presented combined with a message good for both young readers ("a brillant artist must try not to be afraid") and adult readers (the story presented has many underlying themes to ponder) makes this book a definite to check out the next time you are out and about. Children will frolic with the imagination used (her family portrait drawing is a hoot) as well as learn a thing or two about many famous artists along the way. Who knows? You may even awaken the sleeping creative spirit within them. For more fun with Noonie, check out all the added fun at her site (check the link in the book title at the top of this post), including my own family portrait (yep, that's my drawing at the bottom of this post...you can do one as well with the downloadable art sheets at the site) and the excerpt of the book as seen below! What can I say, a picture really can say a thousand words....
Review copy received courtesy of Lara at Chronicle Books. (THANK YOU!) For more information on this title and many more, check out their site, or follow along on Twitter!
Do you have any artistic-type talents or wish you did? Do tell! (Or share if you are so inclined...link to your own drawing after completing and posting one of the art sheets from the site! I love to see your renditions....that's mine over there. Hey, I never claimed to be artsy now....)
Until next time....happy reading!