I am in LOVE with this artist's work! I learned about Hanoch Piven about a month ago while perusing Daniel Pink's blog. I am getting started with a 4th grade project inspired by his work so I will post pictures as students finish. (Unfortunately with our schedule, this will not be for at least a month!) Piven has made illustrations for numerous books and magazines and has even had some of his own books published. "My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil" has visual similes and just looks very creative and fun. Click on the picture above to be directed to his blog and see more illustrations from the book!
I'm hoping to buy some of his books when I get my PTO money and put the rest on my Christmas list to add to my personal collection. (I especially want "The Perfect Purple Feather" for my younger students.) Here is a video of Piven talking about his work on the news.