Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 2
- Grade: p
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, oxens, birds, and flowers on each page.
About the authors
Carol McDougall was born in Northern Ontario and has been active in the Nova Scotia writing community for many years. In 2005 she was awarded the Mayor’s Award for cultural achievement in literature and in 2010 she received the Progress Woman of Excellence Award for the Arts. Carol’s work includes writing for children, non-fiction, and fiction. In 2013 Carol received the Beacon Award for Social Justice Literature for Wake The Stone Man, a novel about friendship and forgiveness, which was inspired by her northern roots.
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.
Maud Lewis (1903-1970) is one of Canada's most celebrated folk artists. Though she lived in conditions of abject poverty and was crippled by severe arthritis, her creative imagination soared above these difficult circumstances. Sitting by the window of her tiny house near Digby, Nova Scotia, Lewis painted sunny scenes of idyllic rural life, filled with brilliant colours, gentle animals, and cheerful domesticity.