This beautiful book by Mary Engelbreit will endear you and your children to it. With the many festive drawings within, your little ones will want to search for the bunny again, and find all the delightful characters. I am reminded of "A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You" by Joan Walsh Anglund and Tomie dePaoli's stories ~ books without words. Each of Mary Engelbreit's drawings capture a story your child can tell you by looking at the activities in the picture. But, indeed ... there are words. Beautiful poems, quotes, and Scriptures are threaded through The Blessings of Friendship Treasury.
Another has three little boys in their apple tree lookout with two little girls peeking up from below ~ "We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade." --Caroline Norton quote
The Blessings of Friendship Treasury, created by New York Times
bestselling author and artist Mary Engelbreit, is a playful and
poignant treasury of poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that celebrate the
joy of friendship. Children will learn from timeless sayings and poems
what it means to be a friend - helping, encouraging, listening, sharing
with, and loving one another. Colorful and whimsical illustrations bring
these words to life, as children learn the value of friendship. Verses
from the Bible give us instruction on putting others above ourselves,
loving each other, and being kind to one another. This book will make
you smile with each turn of the page, remembering old friends and new
Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks
of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that
harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made
her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars,
books, fabrics, and more. Mary’s dearest wish has always been to
illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country.
What medium do you use to create your art?
use mostly colored markers. Before that, I did only black-and-white
drawings because I was terrified I would ruin them if I used color. I
moved on to colored pencils, and then I discovered markers. I'd do
pen-and-ink outlines, follow that with markers, and then colored pencils
to shade and highlight. Now I use colored pencils to completely color
over the markers, which preserves the markers. Everybody thinks it's
paint, but I actually can't paint, though someday I'd like to learn. http://www.maryengelbreit.com/q-and-a.html
This will be a keepsake book your whole family will enjoy.
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