Storybook Art contains over 100 hands-on companion art ideas for kids to enhance the enjoyment of their favorite children's books. Enjoy and explore such unique art projects as: make paper pulp paintings like award-winning illustrator Denise Fleming in Barnyard Banter; paint with tea bags to imitate Make Way for Duckling brown-tone illustrations by Robert McCloskey; create fabric border art like Faith Ringgold in her book Tar Beach; construct a snowy watercolor collage like Ezra Jack Keats in Snowy Day; or build a festive balloon sculpture to go with Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm. Many Caldecott winners are featured as well as favorite classics. Books were selected from a survey of favorites recommended by teachers, parents, and reading children. The fun and easy art projects in Storybook Art will not only encourage children to read and re-read their favorite books, but will enable them to look at illustrations in all books with more awareness and enjoyment. Reading and art - perfect companions! Ask any kid and they'll tell you!