The Art Lesson

Front Cover
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1994 - Artists - 32 pages
6 Reviews
Tommy knows he wants to be an artist when he grows up. He can't wait to get to school and have real art lessons. When Tommy gets to school and finds out that the art lessons are full of rules, he is surprised and dismayed. How the wise art teacher finds a way to give Tommy the freedom to create and stay within the rules makes a wonderfully perceptive picture book about growing up and keeping one's individuality. Full color.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
2
4 stars
3
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - mtrail3 - LibraryThing

I liked this book because of two reasons, first, the illustrations. The pictures were colorful and represented the text well. I believe this story would be great for students of all different ages and ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kbork1 - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this book! I’m a huge Tomie dePaola fan, so I was really excited to read this book because I hadn’t read it before. My favorite part about every Tomie dePaola book, including this ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Copyright

Other editions - View all

About the author (1994)

Tomie dePaola 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.

Bibliographic information