Last month, I found another great library book for kids called "Lester Fizz, Bubble Gum Artist" by Ruth Spiro. Lester comes from a family of exceptional artists. Lester is not. Until he finds his artistic talent when his uncle asks him to look at a sculpture. "What do you see? What don't you see? What do you want to see?" "He took a deep breath. His belly bulged. His tongue trembled. His limber lips labored and his face turned fushia." He blows a huge bubble and manipulates it into the perfect dress for the sculpture.
Besides being funny, the book has awesome illustrations (and art education), and a good moral to the story. Sometimes you just have to search for your talents.
Cooper, who is 4, loves the story. I'd think older kids would as well.