Peter Linenthal is the author, illustrator, and sometimes both of more than a dozen children's books. He's taught art in elementary schools for almost 30 years and lives in San Francisco. His most recent book, Jaya's Golden Necklace: a Silk Road Tale, has mindfulness as its theme. Peter is working with archaeologists on a catalog of his collection of Central Asian coins and antiquities,The Kushan Connection, which inspired Jaya's Golden Necklace.
His award winning Look, Look! series of board books for infants have become
favorites. He worked with the innovative children's author Ann Morris for many years and directs a neighborhood history group, The Potrero Hill Archives Project. He co-authored two books from Arcadia Publishing on Potrero Hill's history and is working on a third on Dogpatch.
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The Look Look! series: Sturdy board books ideal for babies just beginning to look and learn. These popular books have been included in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Children run, fish swim, stars shine . . . full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies.
There's a world of wonder outside baby's window in this fourth board book in the popular Look, Look! series. In striking black-and-white images perfect for infant eyes, ladybugs fly, cars zoom, and clouds float.
Birds sing, zebras run, and whales spout in this delightful follow-up to Look Look!, which has sold nearly 50,000 copies.
In this delightful follow-up to Look, Look! and Look at the Animals!, a baby's day unfolds. Bold, black-and-white illustrations and a warm, simple text are perfect for little ones just beginning to look and learn.
Folk art: Motifs and tattoos from different cultures
Over 220 royalty-free designs from authentic art and artifacts, including Matryoshka dolls; carpet motifs from Moldova; stove tile motifs from Moscow and the Ukraine; metalwork motifs from the Caucasus and more.
A glimpse of Indonesian culture. Over 200 authentic jewelry, textile, mask and other copyright-free folk art motifs.
Ten authentic Indian motifs, including Zuni, Kwakiutl and Arapaho symbols.. Apply to arms, legs, faces, and other strategic locations for dramatic effects. Completely safe — easily removed with alcohol or baby oil. Instructions and identification guide included.
With children's author Ann Morris: In this multicultural book series, What Was It Like, Grandma?,
grandmothers of different ethnicities answer that question. Suggested activities included.
Three Arab-American, Muslim girls learn about their family history from their grandmother, who grew up in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to New Jersey after her marriage.
Grandma Lai Goon Remembers:
An Chinese-American Family Story
In their Queens, N.Y., apartment,
Lois tells her grandson of growing
up in segregated Birmingham, Ala.
Grandma Esther Remembers: An Jewish-American Family Story
Grandma Francisca Remembers:
An Hispanic Family Story
Grandma Hekmat Remembers: An Arab-American Family Story
Grandma Susan Remembers:
A British-American family story
Grandma Lois Remembers:
An African-American Family Story
Susan is a homemaker who makes teddy bear, and takes her grandchildren on trips to her childhood haunts, including to the wharf to eat lobster.
Lai Goon, who speaks Chinese,
teaches her randchildren traditional Chinese calligraphy, about tai chi and other aspects of their shared cultural heritage.
Eight-year-old Shawnee, a member of the Shoshone tribe on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, shares a special bond with her grandmother, who lives nearby.
Grandma Maxine Remembers:
An Native-American Family Story
Angelica and her grandmother, who live near each other, go for walks, practice speaking Spanish, look at old family photos, sew, and cook together.
Two Jewish girls that learn about
their heritage from their grandmother, who was born in Lithuania and escaped during WWII.
A sturdy book-in-a-box containing materials
for making 5 different kinds of books and step-by-step instructions for making 20 more. Full of ideas, encouragement and suggestions; gives a whole new perspective on what a book can be.
The Bookmaking Kit
Russian Folk Motifs
Indonesian Folk Motifs
Indian Design Tattoos
Look Look !
Look at the Animals !
Look at Baby's House !
Look Look Outside !
Jaya's Golden Necklace
Contact Peter at : firstname.lastname@example.org
can also be purchased through Wisdom Publications. Click on the box above or the book cover.