‘An inspiring and original book that encourages all readers to think like an artist and to think what it might be like to be an artist. Fittingly, through very visually creative illustrations and only a brief text, John introduces himself as an artist and then describes what that means. He thinks big about art as he looks at how art may be defined, the many different forms in which it may be created, where ideas for creating it can come from and simply but very perceptively, how difficult it can be to create. A book to inspire and savour.’ Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids ‘As a professional artist myself I thought this was absolutely amazing and encapsulated the thought process and positivity that art can bring and is an excellent tool to inspire little ones to create. This is a must for little Picassos everywhere.’ Zoe James-Williams, Drawing on Books ‘This is an exceptional book, artistic, creative and inspiring. What is an artist? Sometimes John finds art easy, sometimes it’s hard, sometimes art is like a game, but sometimes it’s a puzzle. This book takes us through the many ups and downs of John’s life as an artist whilst also showing the fun that can be had with many different artforms, including drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and many more.
Being an artist is about being brave, frustrated and disappointed. But it’s also about being creative, imaginative, excited and fulfilled – which makes it a wonderful thing for all children to say with confidence …
‘I am an ARTIST!’
Suitable for age 5 – 7