“Niko Draws A Feeling”
Everywhere that Niko looks, he draws something that inspires him like the ring-a-ling of an ice cream truck and the hard work of a mother robin building her nest.
No one understands his drawings until one day a girl moves in next door and sees sadness in his drawing.
Niko draws her a picture and asks her, “What is this?” She answers, “It makes me feel like I made a new friend.”
This book promotes imagination, a different perspective, and being unique.
TITLE: Niko Draws A Feeling
AUTHOR: Bob Raczka
ILLUSTRATOR: Simone Shin
PUBLISHER: Carolrhoda, 2017
AGE GROUP: 4-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, a different perspective, unique
1) Pick an emotion. Draw what that emotion feels like to you. Draw the opposite emotion of the emotion you picked.
2) Draw the surprise of a surprise party. Draw the joy of receiving a present.
3) Abstract Art is expression of emotion that uses only lines, colors, and shapes, no subject.
Make your own abstract art. Think of an emotion. Freely draw lines onto a blank sheet of paper. Fill in your picture with different colors.
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