June 30, 2013

I Gotta Draw

cover image of I Gotta Draw
Bruce Degen

Charlie Muttnik is always drawing and is known as "the pup with the pencil." At school his teacher disapproves of the sketches on his homework and his grades "never make it to the beginning of the alphabet." Finally Miss Rich suggests a new method, allowing Charlie to draw while spelling words out loud and paint while answering questions. Soon the class joins Charlie and together they participate in an art show. Degen, illustrator of the Magic School Bus series, has created a fun-loving message celebrating originality and flexibility. "Cheers" to the artist in every kid and the teacher who nurtures creativity. Ages 5-7