{"id":2002976321,"title":"Kenya's Art","handle":"kenyas-art","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Linda Trice\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/linda-trice\"\u003eLinda Trice\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Hazel Mitchell\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/hazel-mitchell\"\u003eHazel Mitchell\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eRecycle! Reuse! Make Art!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKenya's class is on spring vacation and their teacher asked them to write a report about how they spend their time. But vacation is almost over and Kenya hasn't done anything worth noting. 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Her books include \u003ci\u003eKenya's Song\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eCharles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma\u003c\/i\u003e (McGraw-Hill). She lives in the Bronx, New York.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Linda Trice\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/linda-trice\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Linda.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHazel Mitchell, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHazel Mitchell has illustrated several books for children, including \u003ci\u003eImani's Moon\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eHidden New Jersey\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eOne Word Pearl\u003c\/i\u003e. 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Hazel lives in Detroit, Maine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Hazel Mitchell\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/hazel-mitchell\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Hazel.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSandra Seaton Michel Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis third entry in the Kenya series continues the practice of turning drab school assignments into intriguing adventures. This time the students in Mrs. Garcia’s class are asked to report on what they did over spring vacation. Kenya’s mom has asked her to get rid of her old toys, but she hasn’t, nor, she realizes, has she done much of anything over break. Kenya’s father takes her to a museum, where they encounter a nice twist on the Recycle, Reuse, Reduce exhortation in an exhibit called “Recycle! Reuse! Make Art!” The tour guide shows them a quilt, explaining how this is both a beautiful and practical reuse of discarded fabric. Then they see a mobile made out of used bottles recycled into art. Inspired, Kenya repurposes her broken toys into both useful and decorative objects, and she wows the class with her broken-toy sculpture. The bright watercolors amp up the action in this artistic take on sustainability.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSchool Library Journal Xpress Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eKenya’s class has been given an assignment to complete over the spring vacation. The children need to write a report about what they did over the break. Everyone seems to have done something fun or special while on vacation, except Kenya. She hasn’t taught a puppy a new trick, learned to play an instrument, or even gone to soccer camp. Kenya feels like she won’t have anything interesting to write about. Her father suggests that they go to the museum and learn something new. At the museum, Kenya learns about recycling and reusing items. When she sees an interesting display made out of old plastic bottles and colorful streamers, Kenya becomes inspired to create her own “thingamabob.” This also motivates her family to form their own works of art with old objects from around the house. When Kenya returns to school, not only is she excited to share her information but she is also eager to teach everyone how to make their own thingamabobs. The colorful cartoon illustrations are a combination of digitally overpainted watercolor and graphite. The text and art are earnest and purposeful about recycling, reusing, and making art. 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Kenya's Art

By: Linda Trice / Illustrated by: Hazel Mitchell

Recycle! Reuse! Make Art!

Kenya's class is on spring vacation and their teacher asked them to write a report about how they spend their time. But vacation is almost over and Kenya hasn't done anything worth noting. A late visit to a museum's recycling exhibit and a walk through her neighborhood with her daddy inspire Kenya to use her old, broken toys and other neglected items to make art with her family. Now she's prepared to teach her whole class how to Recycle! Reuse! Make Art!

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Linda Trice, author

Linda Trice is an author, professor, and professional speaker. Her books include Kenya's Song and Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma (McGraw-Hill). She lives in the Bronx, New York.

Read more about Linda.


Hazel Mitchell, illustrator

Hazel Mitchell has illustrated several books for children, including Imani's Moon, Hidden New Jersey, and One Word Pearl. Hazel lives in Detroit, Maine.

Read more about Hazel.

  • Sandra Seaton Michel Award

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This third entry in the Kenya series continues the practice of turning drab school assignments into intriguing adventures. This time the students in Mrs. Garcia’s class are asked to report on what they did over spring vacation. Kenya’s mom has asked her to get rid of her old toys, but she hasn’t, nor, she realizes, has she done much of anything over break. Kenya’s father takes her to a museum, where they encounter a nice twist on the Recycle, Reuse, Reduce exhortation in an exhibit called “Recycle! Reuse! Make Art!” The tour guide shows them a quilt, explaining how this is both a beautiful and practical reuse of discarded fabric. Then they see a mobile made out of used bottles recycled into art. Inspired, Kenya repurposes her broken toys into both useful and decorative objects, and she wows the class with her broken-toy sculpture. The bright watercolors amp up the action in this artistic take on sustainability.

School Library Journal Xpress Reviews

Kenya’s class has been given an assignment to complete over the spring vacation. The children need to write a report about what they did over the break. Everyone seems to have done something fun or special while on vacation, except Kenya. She hasn’t taught a puppy a new trick, learned to play an instrument, or even gone to soccer camp. Kenya feels like she won’t have anything interesting to write about. Her father suggests that they go to the museum and learn something new. At the museum, Kenya learns about recycling and reusing items. When she sees an interesting display made out of old plastic bottles and colorful streamers, Kenya becomes inspired to create her own “thingamabob.” This also motivates her family to form their own works of art with old objects from around the house. When Kenya returns to school, not only is she excited to share her information but she is also eager to teach everyone how to make their own thingamabobs. The colorful cartoon illustrations are a combination of digitally overpainted watercolor and graphite. The text and art are earnest and purposeful about recycling, reusing, and making art. VERDICT An additional title for Earth Day and environmental units.

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Ages: 4-8
Page count: 32
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Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 1. Standards 1-3, 6, 7, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Literature. Grade 2. Standards 1, 3-7, 10

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