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MaryAnn F. Kohl: MaryAnn has been writing children's process art books since 1985 and speaking around the world on nurturing creativity in children. She has been a guest on numerous TV shows and has consulted for Fisher-Price, Blue's Clues, Young Einsteins, and Jim Henson Company. She writes for many blogs and magazines including Family Fun. Before becoming an award-winning author, MaryAnn taught primary grades and preschool in her hometown, Bellingham, Washington. She also taught college level courses for early childhood education degree programs. She speaks extensively around the country throughout the year. Bellingham, Washington Barbara Zaborowski: Barbara teaches preschool in Phoenix, AZ and is a strong proponent of process art for young children. Most of the photographs in "Action Art" are from Barbara's own photography of classroom art activities. Phoenix, Arizona


"Don't be afraid to make a mess! Action Art is filled with exciting and fun art experiences that will help adults inspire children to think even more creatively. What could be better?" Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal winner, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
" Action Art -- art in action! This is the best of childhood, right herea combination of two things kids really love to do: MOVE and CREATE. MaryAnn Kohl's art books have guided us for years now, and this one with Barbara Zaborowski will be a treasure to add to the shelf. I'm so excited about these active art ideas!" Jean Van't Hul, author, The Artful Parent and owner, The Artful Parent blog
" Action Art is another brilliant book by MaryAnn Kohl, this time with co-author Barbara Zaborowski. As an early childhood educator and homeschooling mother, I constantly recommend MaryAnn's books to parents and educators. If you want a developmentally appropriate book that offers fresh and engaging art activities for your young learner, add this book to your library today!" Kathy H. Lee, Early Childhood Educator, author, The Homegrown Preschooler and 1 01 Easy, Wacky, Crazy Activities for Young Children
"I especially love Bubble Wrap Boots in the Movement chapter. All the senses are used when squishing in paint, hearing popping bubbles, and looking at the unique paint patterns. Action Art allows kids to jump into active art using everyday materials. This will be a staple in my classroom!" Marianne Dambra, President, ECE Network of Rochester, author, Cooking is Cool: Heat-Free Recipes for Kids to Cook
"Any art book from MaryAnn Kohl is a fantastic source of inspiration, and Action Art with Barbara Zaborowski is no exception. My two kids (ages 2 and 5) love getting their wiggles out creating art together with the action-packed activities in this super fun book - and yours will too!" Asia Citro, MEd, author, :fun at home with kid: and 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids
"I'm blown away by Action Art -- it is so fabulous! Kohl's art books are amazing and inspiring, and this one with Zaborowski makes me want to get up and move and make some active art! I particularly love the "pounding paint". I almost popped out of my chair and went to find my mallet! I can't imagine how much fun this would be for kids! Move over, Jackson Pollock -- Action Art is here!" Karen Katz, author & illustrator, Counting Kisses and 55 other books
"There is so much joyful energy in Action Art ! This book bursts with color, fun and inspiration for young artists. I love how out-of-the- ordinary art materials are included, such as car tires, power drills and tricycles, and yet every activity is something anyone could try in their home or classroom. Action Art will have children of all ages exploring creativity with big smiles to match!" Cathy James, editor, NurtureStore, a kids creative learning website
"If you are an early childhood teacher concerned about development in all domains, Action Art is the art book for you! Not only will you find ways to engage children in meaningful, fun, and sometimes downright thrilling creative art activities, you'll have no trouble identifying the myriad ways children are learning. All of the activities can result in powerful successes for children from exploration of media in new ways! As for me, Sparkle Spray Foam is calling! Got to go!" Kay Albrecht, Ph.D., author, the Innovations series of curriculum/development/training books and Social Emotional Tools for Life

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