Niko Draws a Feeling

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Carolrhoda Books (R)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
9.5 X 11.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781467798433

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About the Author
Author of the art appreciation series, Bob Raczka's Art Adventures, Bob Raczka studied both art and advertising in college. He has worked as an advertising writer for 30+ years, and has published more than 30 children's books. His work has received multiple awards including the Claudia Lewis Award for his first poetry book, Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor for Niko Draws a Feeling. Bob and his wife Amy have three grown children, Robert, Carl and Emma, plus two dogs, Penny and Pippa. He is based in Illinois.

Simone Shin is a children's book illustrator whose work appeared in Lee & Low's poetry collection I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage. Shin is the recipient of a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators, and her illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, Real Simple, Wired, and other publications. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. You can see more of her work at simoneshin.com.

Reviews

"[A] picture book ode to the creative spirit. . . . Niko's journey will resonate with budding artists and inspire young audiences of all abilities to create something meaningful."--starred, School Library Journal

-- (2/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)

"Raczka provides possibly the best description of artistic inspiration ever. . . . Shin's mixed-media, digital and acrylic artwork wonderfully captures the passion and poignance of a misunderstood artist."--Shelf Awareness

-- (4/11/2017 12:00:00 AM)

"[An] insightful and supportive celebration of creativity and imagination."--Booklist

-- (3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM)

"Conceptual and thoughtful, like Niko's own pieces."--Kirkus Reviews

-- (3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM)

"Niko's sadness and sense of being misunderstood lifts when he meets his new neighbor, Iris: her thoughtful, elated expressions as she takes in his creations make for some of Shin's . . . loveliest scenes in this touching story. . . . What more could an artist ask for?"--Publishers Weekly

-- (1/30/2017 12:00:00 AM)