Review: Bubble Gum Artist

Book Title: Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist

Author: Ruth Spiro

Grade Levels: K-8

Category: Books, Art History, Teaching Resource

Product Review: I was introduced to Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist at an art education conference and couldn’t wait to bring him back to my classroom!

The story describes a fictional young artist, Lester Fizz, a dreadfully unsuccessful painter.  His life was changed when Uncle Edgar (yes, draw the art history reference) introduced him to a three-dimensional world.  Filled with wonderful references to famous art and artists, Lester’s bubble-gum blowing skills transform into pink sculptural masterpieces.

My students were completely engaged throughout the story as they listened to the clever writing and studied the fabulous illustrations.  On the author’s website, you can find an activity guide, artist word search and bubble gum fun facts to reinforce learning and make curriculum connections.

 

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(5) Love it! Need it! Gotta have it now!

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Theresa McGee

Hello! My name is Theresa McGee and I am a National Board Certified Art Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator teaching in Hinsdale, Illinois. My curriculum is structured around creative thinking and technology integration into the learning process. I have authored eighteen articles for the Tech4ArtEd Column in SchoolArts Magazine and several iTunes U courses for professional development. I've presented at the state and national levels including several online webinars for art educators. In 2010, I was awarded Illinois Elementary Art Educator of the Year and in 2011 I was awarded the national PBS Teacher Innovator award. I love to share ideas that contribute to the art education profession!

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