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 My friend read the book to her 4 & 5 yr  olds.  She said ” The 5 yr old drew his own pictures in the book, changed & added to them.The 4 yr old drew on notebook paper . Both boys drew animals  not painted in the book . I didn't know they could draw animals.  We LOVE the book . Each child in the family needs one of  your books. If my younger boy had read it with his big brother he wouldn't have thought of drawing his very own animals.He would have copied his brothers drawings" 

     Three Painted A to Z Books

On Felt

Paintings on canvas

On Felt



For info about private art classes for kids who love to draw and paint more than anything  please email

Draw your  initial fantasy animals. Pick three letters. The first letter animal is the head. The second letter animal is the body. The third letter animal is the tail. Draw your animal with a pencil. Color your animals with any colors

The Great Ankle Length Sweater

       Colorful , light , perfect length, fun , all seasons, dinner out with a skirt or jeans, dress & happy up  your day, pool      

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                                                         .On Contrado go to Painted A to Z


A  great sweater


On Contrado - A to Z Conversationals - table cloth, place mat, cups, plates


The Painted Animals A to Z



    When I read the book to my 18 month old granddaughter Katharine she loved the pictures but best of all she liked the back cover with all the circle paint pots of colors which she pointed to over and over asking me the colors

A dear friend

read the book to her 3 yr old grand niece.

She said " Great interactive book . Get it! 

         Susan, a poet and a children's librarian wrote

          "Such a fun book. I love the exuberant art, the way it’s an alphabet book, a collection of memoir pieces, a teaching tool for curios young minds and a gallery of joyful and playful art in one book. Your art and work is delightful, keep on creating!". 


       A Grandmother called to tell me

       She was reading her 6 year old grandson Painted A to Z and he wanted to talk to me . She put him on the phone . He said “Barb, the plate that the apple is on looks like the ocean.It's connected to the world “. I said “ Wow! Thank you so much for telling me ! “. I asked his Grandma if she could send me any pictures he draws of  a room or house any size, shape, color or material . 

                INSIDE THE BOOK

A and B pages of letters, pictures, questions
Letters K and L
Pages I with a short story connected to J with a story and a pathway
The Front of the Book

  I read the A page to our then 4 yr old grandson Bo .

I asked him if the apple on the plate was on a table or on the floor. He said “The apple on the plate is on a wooden floor, in a white room , in a round , stone house. I drew a sketch when I got home. When I showed him the sketch the next day he said the house is surrounded by snow and there are animals on the top of the roof. Together we drew a zebra which he turned into a unicorn. An elephant ,giraffe, a blue pig and a green cow.


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