Leafy Critters

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A unique and practical children’s arts-and-crafts book, perfect for those who love Eric Carle, that looks to the natural world for inspiration and artistic materials. 

Artists of all ages will be awed by flower petal pigs, turtles, and snakes rendered in bright green leaves, and a full menagerie of clever, astonishing, and simply ingenious creative project ideas.

An exuberant call to head outside, Leafy Critters inspires a deep appreciation for nature, art, and animals. Perfect for parents, teachers, and anyone searching for novel projects to engage kids of all ages.

Yvonne Lacet is an internationally celebrated artist and a photographer who works on projects in which urban environments, the landscape, and nature play an important role. Her work has been exhibited at locations such as the Chelsea Art Museum, in New York City, and the FOAM in Amsterdam.

"★ Part nature book, part art book, and one hundred percent a book on creativity and imagination!” — Kristin Guay, Starred Review, Youth Services Book Review 

"BEST BABY BOOKS: 52 MUST-HAVES FOR 2020. Fantastic and highly recommended. The author uses nature (leaves, twigs, flower petals) to make beautiful critters like lions, pigs, flamingos, and one of the most beautiful butterflies we've ever seen! Simple, creative, and inspiring interactions with nature. -- Mommyhood 101

"A fun photographic picture book...shows all the things you can do with materials found in nature with a little creativity and imagination. You can turn flower petals into chickens, leaves into a turtle other leaves and stems into a flamingo, yet other petals into a polar bear the possibilities are endless and the photos in this book provide a good guide to start making your own artistic creations." -- Book Riot

Selected by Travis Jonker, of School Library Journal, as one of The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children's Books of 2020

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