Beautiful Hands

Beautiful Hands This colorful concept book reveals an illustrative surprise and reading delight with every turn of the page Little hands can do so many wonderful things plant ideas stretch imaginations and reach for

  • Title: Beautiful Hands
  • Author: Bret Baumgarten Kathryn Otoshi
  • ISBN: 9780990799306
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This colorful concept book reveals an illustrative surprise and reading delight with every turn of the page Little hands can do so many wonderful things plant ideas stretch imaginations and reach for dreams Parents and educators will enjoy sharing the word play with young readers Children will revel in the spectacular art created using thumb and hand prints The booThis colorful concept book reveals an illustrative surprise and reading delight with every turn of the page Little hands can do so many wonderful things plant ideas stretch imaginations and reach for dreams Parents and educators will enjoy sharing the word play with young readers Children will revel in the spectacular art created using thumb and hand prints The book s uplifting message will rouse and motivate, leaving no heart untouched.Based on co author Bret Baumgarten s experience of holding his daughter s hands every morning and asking her, What will your beautiful hands do today , this book was created to inspire children everywhere to use their power to help themselves and others achieve their dreams Co authored and illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi One, Zero, Two , it is sure to charm.

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    1. The pictures in this book are simplistic, bright, and beautiful! They captivate the imagination of the reader with each turning of a page. The words are simple yet though provoking. And, the use of hands to create each picture and make the image grow larger is spectacular. They make us each take a look at who and what we can each do to change the world. What will your beautiful hands do today?I hope to use this book in my classroom as a writing assignment. I will be posing this question to my st [...]

    2. 7 y/o reviewer: really, really good! I loved all the art made with kid and parent hands!#punkrocklibrarian

    3. Three titles published within the last several months focus on developing a positive perspective so our lives, the lives of those closest to us and the lives of people we may never meet are rich and full. Collaborators author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld present Friendshape ( Press, August 25, 2015), a charming tale on the comforts trustworthy companions bring. I Used To Be Afraid (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, September 29, 2015) written and illustrated by Lau [...]

    4. I'm not in the mood to be cynical or judgemental, so I'm going to admit this charmed & cheered me. Yes, it's a bit like one of those gimmicky, almost saccharine, giftable instant classics. But not really. It's actually quite a bit better than that. And it just hit me right, at the right time that I needed it. If you have a little niece or grandson, you could do worse than to put this under their tree this year. And if you teach preschool - G4, please let us know if you can think of a way to [...]

    5. Having young children at home I read MANY MANY children's books and I don't log them all on , let alone write reviews about them. Still, when one captures me the way this book did with its simple but warm and meaningful message and beautiful artistry that my kids and I keep staring atwell it is worth the praise. Congrats on a beautiful book.

    6. Beautiful handprint illustrations. Mentor text to create your own art and answer the question "what will your beautiful hands do today?"

    7. GORGEOUS and exceptionally fun, getting all sensory with painted hand art. "What will your hands do today" is the powerful question posed in this book as the thread throughout. A true blessing to children's hands and their power of purpose. In a world focused so much on the virtual, working with our hands is meaningful, developmentally necessary and creates a foundational sense of beauty (which is present in all of Kathryn Otoshi's books). The secret is in the adults having fun and getting messy [...]

    8. Beautiful hands is a very creative hardback children's book. The book is very colorful and the illustrations are very vibrant and bright. It's a simple book that has a strong message about what beautiful little hands can do. The authors concept in the book I believe is that your hands can touch and reach more then just objects such as touching hearts and lifting spirits. I think it is a beautiful book that every parent or teacher should share with their children and students with in that age gro [...]

    9. I love the concept of this book. Taking hand and fingerprints to make the illustrations, the authors have created a lovely, meaningful question book that helps kids understand their little hands can do so much to make the world a wonderful place. Simple and to the point and always a little bit surprising. I don't know why. But this isn't a book I have memorized like so many others with spare dialogue. It always makes me think.

    10. This simple book begins with a question, "What will your beautiful hands do today? Will they PLANTWhat can you plant? IDEAS?" It continues with different questions and different non-literal suggestions. The illustrations are beautiful, answering the questions in different ways and providing exuberant and whimsical combinations made of finger-, hand-, and, in some cases, paw-prints.

    11. Delightful hand prints and finger paintings illustrate this simple story about creativity and mindful self-reflection. Includes a touching backstory about the genesis of the book. Excellent pairing with a handprint/finger-painting activity.

    12. Kindness, peace and all things good is what this colorful book with painted hands and fingers comprising the illustrations.

    13. This lovely book about creativity, generosity, action, and imagination pairs well with a book arts or painting activity.

    14. A little too !!! for me (and I am all about the !!!) but good. Gives readers the agency to, you know, make things good or better.

    15. Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten - WOW! What a beautiful book! I bought this several weeks ago, looking for a gift for someone special, but didn't get to really read it until today. Now I will be giving it - reluctantly, because truthfully, I want to keep it for my collection. Inspired by Bret Baumgarten's experience of holding his children's hands in wonder and asking them, "What will your beautiful hands do today? the book takes the reader on a beautiful journey of possibi [...]

    16. This is a beautifully illustrated and simplistic story expressing the idea that your hands can do anything that they want to so what will it be will they touch hearts or lift spirits? Or maybe stretch imaginations or reach love? The author says her hope is that this book will "empower creativity, compassion, love and connection" and I believe that it does just that. I think that this book can be directed towards a wide range of viewers as both children and adults will benefit from the beauty and [...]

    17. This book is very visually stimulating, but that's about all it has going for it. The text switches between cursive and bold colorful font, so kids who are just starting to read on their own might not be able to handle it, but it is too simple to hold and older child's interest. Also, there are so few words on each page, and the sentences are split up between pages, so it would be awkward as a read-aloud.

    18. Why, why, why would they make this book's cover white out of the sort of material that takes in dirt and not use a jacket cover? WHY? It'll be filthy at the library within a month. Such a poor decision. Other than that, we're good. It's a book of hope that poses broad questions that shines due to the handprint illustrations. Yep, those are fun and begging to be the inspiration for art projects and school-wide things.

    19. A very unique book that asks kids "What will your beautiful hands do today?" followed by responses of things they can accomplish. Each action is depicted with pictures made entirely from painted handprints. The responses will certainly help to create a dialog with young kids about the limitless possibilities there are for exploration and learning. A page at the end of the book shares the story of how the author and illustrator came to collaborate on this wonderful book.

    20. This miraculous transformation of our hands into objects and animals is truly a masterpiece that begs to be read at Storytime so that afterwards our children can create masterpieces of their own with all the inspiration they've just enjoyed. I have loved all of Kathryn Otoshi's books so far and love that she had a co-author for this one. I'm anxious to see what else they have for us in future.

    21. Three stars for the eye-catching, rainbow-hued illustrations. The backmatter about about how these illustrations were made is actually more interesting than the book itself, which doesn't have a narrative of any kind, just a vaguely upbeat and inspirational message. This would be a great readaloud for starting off a school year, or for a children's sermon.

    22. My three year old son loves Kathryn Otoshi's books. We enjoyed comparing our hands while reading the book and mimicking making the prints on the page. I will say I enjoy the story with Zero, One, and Two better, but the images are worth the reading over again. And my son had had me read it three times in a row. Now to do some hand paintings.

    23. Answers the question, "What will your beautiful hands do today?" Love how the answers aren't the obvious--"Will they planteas? Will they stretchaginations?"--and how the illustration are made from handprints. Could be a fun social-emotional text to pair with art projects for the classroom.

    24. Lovely illustrations and inspiring text (and an inspiring story behind the story: goo/SjzYMnHowever, I do think this is one that adults will ooh and aah over, while for kids once may be enough.

    25. All the illustrations are made form hand and figure prints which is interesting and outside of the box. The writing was short and concise asking different question about what you can do with your hands.

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