Alexander Calder

Gr 3—7—This paper-engineered biography is a tribute to Calder's creativity. The artistic cover has a sphere-shaped opening that shows one of the artist's works, Sin título . As the author retells Calder's life, the vibrant artwork changes to include flaps with pictures of the subject or of his work, toys, sculptures, and mobiles; pull tabs that create movement; pop-ups; a chain for readers to shape; and two sheets of paper figures. These figures allow children to create a circus function on one of the pop-ups. From beginning to end, the hands-on presentation allows readers to interact with Calder's works. Readers experiment, play, and create while learning about the life of the American sculptor. A great addition to special collections.—Ana Rodriguez, Media Specialist, Tamarac Elementary School, FL

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