Mina’s White Canvas – A Picture Book for Young Artists

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Mina's White CanvasMina’s White Canvas by Hyeon-Ju Lee

Age range: 4 to 8

Series: None

Genre: picture book

Hardcover: 38 pages

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press (July 29, 2015)

Source: From publisher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars




About Mina’s White Canvas:

When young artist Mina looks up at the cold winter sky, she is struck with an idea. And as she draws with her crayon, something magical begins. Her canvas expands to the snowy world beyond — a world in which Mina uses her creativity to help others, forge new friendships, and make memories to warm the heart for seasons to come.


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About Hyeon-Ju Lee:

Hyeon-Ju Lee is a young author and illustrator from Korea who brims with talent. This is her debut children’s picture book, for which she garnered an Opera Prima Mention for the Bologna Ragazzi Award 2012, an honor given to new authors and illustrators for the ”best designed book” worldwide.


My Thoughts on Mina’s White Canvas:

When Mina is stuck inside on a dull, gray day, she decides to make use of her crayon and create a snowy world full of imagination and beauty. She makes new friends and discovers the magic of creativity.
This isn’t the first time this idea has been done (Harold and the Purple Crayon, anyone?), but each time I read a book like this to my kids, I can’t help but love it. Children have wonderful imaginations with the power to transport them anywhere. The combination of imagination and art is well executed in this book. If you have a little artist in your family, you will want to put Mina’s White Canvas on your “To Read” list.


Disclaimer: I received a copy of Mina’s White Canvas from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


 And because it’s fun to see some of the interior artwork, here is a spread from inside the book.
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