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Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist by Ruth Spiro

Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist (edition 2008)

by Ruth Spiro, Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator)

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Title:Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist
Authors:Ruth Spiro
Other authors:Thor Wickstrom (Illustrator)
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2008), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Easy, Prek-1, Gr.1-3, Gr.k-1, Art

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Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist by Ruth Spiro



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Lester Fizz wants to be an artist like the rest of his family, but he is not good at anything artistic. One day, Lester realizes he can create art out of blowing bubble gum. Lester loses his front tooth and cannot blow bubbles for his art contest. How will he create art now? I would use this book in my class to teach students to not give up. Lester tried everything until he found what he was good at. That is admirable in a person. ( )
  kbartholomew1 | Feb 19, 2015 |
Lester Fizz family was full of artist, whether they were painters, sculptures, or photographers there was always some form of art going on in Lester's household. Lester Fizz was the only one in his family that he thought didn't have an artistic talent. So, one day he went to go see his Uncle Edgar, he told Lester that anyone can become an artist. there were three main questions Uncle Edgar told Lester to think about when creating an art piece. the questions were: 1) " What do you see"? 2) " What don't you see"? and 3) "What do you want to see"? Once Lester had received this information, he started making gum art, with his bubble-gum. His bubble-gum art became very popular. He joined the school's art contest to show even more people his bubble-gum art. That same day Lester had signed up for the art comest he also lost one of his front teeth, which affected his ability to blow his art bubbles. When Lester went to bed that evening, the tooth fairy had came and gave him a new front tooth to help him blow his bubble-gum art. Lester had finally felt like an artist among his family who was full of artists. ( )
  Analley | Jan 22, 2015 |
Lester Fizz wants to be an artist like the rest of his family, only he isn't. One day he realizes he can make art out of bubble gum bubbles. He enters an art contest, but loses his front tooth the day before the contest. Can he still create art? Will he win. Good book to teach students to not give up. ( )
  rhigginbotham | Dec 2, 2014 |
Everyone in Lester's family were talented in many artistic ways. Many could draw pictures, paint, or create beautiful masterpieces. He searched and searched for inspiration until he came upon a unique type of art with blowing bubbles with gum. He enjoyed his family members advice and practicing his knew discovered talent. He decided to enter the art talent show at school, so that he could show his family that he was in fact an artist like them. He blew bubbles all shapes and sizes; the kids at school enjoyed watching him create these objects. Some classmates made fun of him, but it did not stop him from entering the talent show. He created the most beautiful bubble of him and his family and the judges rewarded him a blue ribbon. "I am an artitht", said Lester, ( )
  Raquelb | Nov 20, 2014 |
I had never heard of this book before I picked it up, but I now wish I had seen it as a child. Lester is in a family of art masters. Everyone in his family does something, but he can not seem to find his thing. He goes to his uncle one day and his uncle provides him with words of inspiration and off he goes. He becomes an amazing bubble-gum artist. It is a very funny story, with many historical hidden clues in many of the pictures. Overall, a great story to have when you begin an art lesson and you need to inspire. I greatly enjoyed this book. ( )
  christian.mehalic | Jan 29, 2013 |
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Everyone in the Fizz family is an artist. Everyone except Lester, whose paintings are pitiful and doodles are drab. Lester doesn’t think he’ll ever be an artist, until the day a mouthful of gum becomes a work of art on Lester’s talented lips. Drawing inspiration from all directions, Lester develops his special talent for artful bubbles and blows the competition away!

Full of wordplay, tongue-in-cheek humor, clever art references, and notes about the famous works referenced in Thor Wickstrom’s exuberant illustrations, this is a delight for young artists and bubble-gum fans.

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Everyone in the Fizz family is an artist. Everyone, that is, except Lester, whose paintings are pitiful and doodles are drab. He can't seem to find a way to fit in with the illustrious Fizzes, until one day a mouthful of gum becomes a work of art in Lester's talented lips.… (more)

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