Reviews for Most Excellent Book of Face Painting

Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 June 1997
[SERIES LAST REVIEWED IN BKL Je 1 & 15 96, under Eldin, Peter, Gr. 3^-3 ((Reviewed June 1 & 15, 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 1997
Two slim volumes provide instructions for creating sixteen different costumes and twenty face paintings, with crisp color photographs showing each inventive design in detail. The written instructions in [cf2]Face Painting[cf1] are sketchy and downright confusing in [cf2]Dress Up[cf1]; the high level of difficulty of many of the projects is likely to lead to frustration among most would-be costume creators. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews

School Library Journal Reviews 1997 August
Gr 3-6?Two eye-catching books about activities children enjoy. These slim volumes contain full-color photographs and creative ideas; both have short introductions, discussions of the basics, and 10 or so projects. Step-by-step instructions provide safety precautions, materials lists, and ideas for expanding the projects. The directions are clear; however, most children will require adult help to achieve a result close to the example. Dress Up features whimsical and clever costumes such as a vampire bat, a stinging jelly fish, a furry alien, and a beautiful butterfly. Minimal hand sewing is necessary, but the use of a sewing machine is not required. Most of the supplies are readily available. Featuring aliens, witches, and wild animal faces, the models in Face Painting are quite intricate and will require adult assistance. The supplies will necessitate a trip to the craft store. Different techniques are explained and there is a section on hand painting. Imaginative and colorful additions to arts and crafts sections.?Jane Claes, T. J. Lee Elementary School, Irving, TX