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The Scraps Book

The Scraps Book

Notes from a Colorful Life

Illustrated by: Lois Ehlert
For Ages: 5 - 10
  • common core
The renowned Caldecott Honoree and illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom provides a moving, intimate, and inspiring inside look at her colorful picture book career.

Lois Ehlert always knew she was an artist. Her parents encouraged her from a young age by teaching her how to sew and saw wood and pound nails, and by giving her colorful art supplies. They even gave her a special spot to work that was all her own.

Today, many years and many books later, Lois takes readers and aspiring artists on a delightful behind-the-scenes tour of her books and her book-making process. Part fascinating retrospective, part moving testament to the value of following your dreams, this richly illustrated picture book is sure to inspire children and adults alike to explore their own creativity.
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  • Beach Lane Books | 
  • 72 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442435711 | 
  • March 2014 | 
  • Grades K - 5
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About the Author

Lois Ehlert
Photograph © Lillian Schultz

Lois Ehlert

Lois Ehlert has created numerous inventive, celebrated, and bestselling picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Scraps Book, Mice, Ten Little Caterpillars, Rrralph!, Lots of Spots, Boo to You!, Leaf Man, Waiting for Wings, Planting a Rainbow, Growing Vegetable Soup, and Color Zoo, which received a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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