Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From My Bookshelf to Yours: My Fingerpaint Masterpiece by Sherrill Cannon

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

“My Fingerpaint Masterpiece” tells the story of a young child who finger paints a picture in school, but does not finish it. The student carries it home but a gust of wind blows it away. Later the child sees it in an art gallery where it has won first place in an art contest. Everyone is gushing about this masterpiece by a professional artist. I won’t give anymore away.

My children and I LOVED this new book my Sherrill Cannon. I like how the child narrates the story is never identified as a boy or girl. There are many lessons in this book: self esteem, honesty, and perception. My 7 year old thought the most important lesson is to: “ Always put your name on your work. You might get famous and no one will know it is your work.”

Both of my children are talented artists. The youngest one often feels down because her 12 year old sister draws better. Sometimes she will cry and rip up her own artwork. She took away from this story that art is open to interpretation and the perception of others. When I ask her what she’s drawing she now asks “What do you see?”

Once again, Ms. Cannon, you have created a masterpiece!

Here is my 7 year old daughter, Genesis' masterpiece.

Genesis bets you and your children  will not guess what it is. She hopes people will try to interpret her art like they did in the book, "My Fingerpaint Masterpiece." P.S. She forgot to sign her name!

The closest two answers will WIN either a paperback copy or kindle copy of "My Fingerpaint Masterpiece".

Here are the winners of  "My Fingerpaint Masterpiece"

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