Thursday, December 21, 2006
What do some elephants in Asia and some children in New York have in common? They both love to paint! An art teacher named Katya Arnold splits her time between teaching art to elephants in Thailand through the Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project and to children in Brooklyn. Now she's written a unique book that describes both groups of students. She describes how lively and fun her students are and also gives many facts about elephants. Did you know that elephants have 150,000 muscles in their trunks? It's no wonder they can paint such amazing pictures. You'll have to take a look at Elephants Can Paint Too to see the artwork for yourself. This nonfiction book is suitable for K - 3 grade students but will be enjoyed by all ages.
Posted by Theresa, Children's Librarian