THE KIDS' BOOK OF CARDS AND POSTERS by Matthew Barish

THE KIDS' BOOK OF CARDS AND POSTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For readers who are unaware that Christmas and Hanukkah, Mother's Day and graduation, etc. afford chances to send greeting cards, or that school elections, recycling drives and magic shows can be advertised with posters, Barish uses 30 pages to list and describe such occasions. The rest of the book is a brief review of standard techniques from crayon and scratchboard, rubbings and collage to linoleum block and silk screen prints -- all illustrated with children's drawings that at least have the advantage of not showing up a beginner's efforts. This might be a handy extra at Christmas card making time but it can't compete with the many fine books on individual techniques, and we do find the short chapter on ""That Extra Bonus"" -- making cards and posters to sell -- objectionably incompatible with an earlier chapter heading proclaiming that ""Love Is the Message.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1973
Publisher: Prentice-Hall