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Children's Nonfiction Crafts & Hobbies


Make Your Own Cards, Signs, Gifts and More

by (author) Amanda Lewis

illustrated by Esperança Melo

Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1996
Crafts & Hobbies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
    List Price

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This book in the Kids Can Do It series will introduce kids to the basics of calligraphy, traditional lettering skills and the principles of design. Kids can make greeting cards, project covers, banners and more. They'll also discover many unique calligraphy projects, such as a 3-D letter tower and letter jewelry made from baking clay. Kids who would rather use a computer can explore the chapters on newsletter and letterhead design and layout. A great book for creative minds, Lettering includes alphabets of beautiful letters and instructions for more than 20 eye-catching projects for home and school.

About the authors

Heather Collins has illustrated more than 50 children's books, including the My First Look at Nature series and Gold Rush Fever. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Esperança Melo is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Animation Program and has completed an honors degree in graphic design from George Brown College. She has illustrated and designed several children’s books and loves working in various art forms and media, including sculpting in papiermâché. Esperança co-illustrated Drumheller Dinosaur Dance (Kids Can), which was awarded the 2005 Blue Spruce Award and the 2006 Chocolate Lily Award. Esperança was born in the Azores and now lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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