My son has always loved to paint, draw, and collage... none of which is in my repertoire. Did I tell you I got kicked out of art school? (Not that I had actually signed up to go, but that's a story for another post.) But I love my kiddo's art, and so I've spent quite a bit of time finding story books to validate and encourage that interest. Here are some of our favorite art and creativity themed children's picture books. If you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to leave them in the comments!
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Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Paul Hoppe. I love this book SO MUCH. Devon loves hanging out with Mitch, a welder in his neighborhood who creates art out of junk. One day, Mitch invites Devon to create something of his own, and gently pushes him to realize his vision instead of holding back and being afraid. I can't stop looking at the art, especially the shots where Hoppe uses perspective in such an interesting way.