Maud Lewis 1,2,3
Author: Shanda LaRamee-Jones, Carol McDougall,
Artist : Maud Lewis
Maud Lewis 1-2-3 is a wonderful first counting book and introduction to the joy-filled art of Nova Scotia’s most famous folk painter, Maud Lewis. Even the youngest babies will be drawn to the bright colours and bold forms in Lewis’s whimsical paintings. Babies and toddlers will have fun searching the vibrant images to count the kittens, oxen, birds, and flowers on each page.
Maud Lewis 1, 2, 3
Shanda LaRamee-Jones is the provincial coordinator for the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Program. She has a passion for supporting early learning and has a master's of education degree in literacy. She lives in Halifax with her husband and son.
Carol McDougall is a writer, editor, and former librarian for the Canadian Children's Book Centre. She received the Mayor's Award for Cultural Achievement and the Progress Women of Excellence Award for her work in early literacy. She is director of the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy program and lives in Halifax.
Maud Lewis (1903-1970) is one of Canada's most celebrated folk artists. She filled her tiny house in Nova Scotia with colourful paintings inspired by nature. People loved her work and would visit her house from all over to purchase it. Even though Maud lived a difficult life, she found joy in the world around her, and shared that joy through her creativity.