The art lesson

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Putnam, Mar 1, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
75 Reviews
Having learned to be creative in drawing pictures at home, young Tommy is dismayed when he goes to school and finds the art lesson there much more regimented.

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The books has great illustrations. - Goodreads
Drawing pictures was his favorite thing to do. - Goodreads
I liked the pictures, they are nice and colorful. - Goodreads
A simple, yet happy story with excellent illustrations. - Goodreads
The illustrations weren't that much better. - Goodreads
I think the pictures in the book are very well done. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Rachel Keller - Goodreads

What a fantastic book! Tomie dePaola can do no wrong in my opinion. In the story, Tommy is a budding artist who cannot wait until his art lesson in first grade. The voice of the character is so child ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leslie Kress - Goodreads

The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola is about a boy Tommy who loves art and can't wait for art class in school. However, it is not quite what he thinks. He has to use boring school crayons, paint that ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Tomie dePaola is an artist, designer, educator, painter, muralist, author, and illustrator. He was born in Meriden, Connecticut on September 15, 1934. He received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1956, a M.F.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts in 1969, and a doctoral equivalency from Lone Mountain College in 1970. He has written and/or illustrated more than 200 books including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure. His murals and paintings can be seen in many churches and monasteries throughout New England. He has designed greeting cards, magazine and record album covers, and theater sets. His work is shown in galleries and museums, and his books have been published in more than 15 countries.

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