For years, Katya Arnold has been teaching art to children in New York and to Asian elephants in Thailand. Some elephants draw abstract swirls of various colors, some actually paint trees and flowers, but almost all of them learn the joy of creating original artwork.
It is this incredible story that Ms. Arnold tells in simple language accompanied by fascinating photographs as well as artwork created by her students⎯both human and elephant. Although the text is aimed at children ages 3-7, kids of all ages will love following these wonderful animals from their first art lesson to the creation of their stunning, original paintings.
"When Elephants Paint" is lavishly illustrated with
more than 100 photographs, including actual elephant paintings. This riotously
funny and provocative book offers valuable lessons about wildlife conservation
in Thailand, as well as startling revelations about the nature of art