Thinking about a seamless way that art comments on life -- and life begets art -- makes us think of Taro Gomi, an author and illustrator about whom we are especially fond here at the The Savvy Source. In case you've missed some of his gems, let us bring you some faves:
My Friends -- a truly lovely book about all the different kinds of friends one needs in this world. It makes an especially lovely gift to a new friend. And this edition is charmingly enough the bilingual one.
Scribbles -- the greatest all-in-one, size-of-a-telephone book creativity generator there is.
Doodles All Year -- the portable version of creativity generation, this time with seasonality added in for extra credit. Also a darling preschool birthday gift, especially if you personalize a page or three with the birthday boy's name.
Everyone Poops -- in case you are starting potty training, or even just wondering if it will ever stop (!!), this book is a good reminder that we should all find commonality in this. In other words, go with the flow.
Strewing is the very fine art of placing items in seemingly random locations. It provides the opportunity for creativity by allowing a child to stumble upon materials in a natural way, thereby encouraging their exploration, without the child feeling... read more