I wanted to share with you three books to inspire children during the creation of self-portraits.
- Display with provocations with loose parts, construction, art… opening to a certain page or propping up next to provocation
Faces by David Goodman and Zoe Miller
This book shows creative ways of making faces, using printing, collage, geometric shapes, and sculpture.
All About Faces by La Zoo
This book explains the face and its many parts in simple scientific terms and concepts that young minds can grasp.
What I Like About Me! by Allia Zobel Nolan
This book is fabulous for diving into discussions about our special characteristics.
What are some of your favorite books to read to your class as they create self-portraits?
Thanks for a great resource.
Thank you for furthering my knowledge
I love using loose parts in the classroom but am always looking for new material and fresh ideas
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I was able to find all of the listed books on Amazon! Good luck and happy teaching!
The books are not longer available : (
Oh no! Try used booksellers.
Thanks for sharing ideas for self portraits and use of loose parts. I am going to order these three books, thanks for recommending them?
FACES is a fabulous book. Self portraits have such incredible value.
Would be nice if all the books were in print…
Amazon will often give you used book options. I buy out of print books all the time. At the time we printed this – all three were available through Amazon either new or used.
Thanks for the resources! I have two out of three but “Faces” by Goodman and Miller is going on Amazon from $40-$640…?
Kathy! WOWIE! I too, researched this book. The big bookstores are sold out and Amazon’s prices are cray. Have you checked your local or school library? A librarian may be willing to purchase it from their vendor for you. Fairy Dusters, can you help Kathy?
Thank you for the inspiration and resources to help my creative skills grow along with my students.
Two of the three books aren’t available to purchase any longer. Do you have any other resources you’d recommend?
Hi Christy, I would recommend The Color of Us by Karen Katz, The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler, and Let’s Make Faces by Hanoch Piven. I hope you love them!
Two eyes a nose and a mouth by Roberta Grobel Intrater, If you cant get the face collage book, Snow balls by Lois Ehlert might work.