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Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Review: Paint with Magic

Explore the joys of painting and creating in this charming, rhyming picture book from Sandi Wootan and Pat Kan.

When a child finds a box with the label ‘Paint with Magic’ on it, they discover the power to bring their paintings to life on the page.

But when the characters created by the young protagonist aren’t satisfied with the picture and demand corrections, scenery and more and more friends to play with, something must be done.

This is a fun and joyful story about creativity and imagination. With delightful and colourful illustrations, each page is eye-catching and fun to explore. The characters are big, bold and bright, and I love that kids can use the book as an easy reference to create their own illustrations.

The simple rhyming text flows beautifully throughout the story, and with heaps of suspenseful page turns, it’s also great to read to a crowd.

I love books that spark creativity in kids, and this is definitely one of them. I can see kids running off to create their own magical paintings immediately after hearing this story and playing pretend with their own magic paintbrushes.

For kids who love to create, and for those who maybe just need a little inspiration, Paint with Magic is a magical picture book and a whole lot of fun.

Title: Paint with Magic
Author: Sandi Wootan
Illustrator: Pat Kan
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing, $14.99
Publication Date: 1 June 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922265098
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book

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