Chronicle Books

  • These cat lovers are out and purr-oud!

    Freddie Mercury, Sylvia Rivera, Alison Bechdel, Dusty Springfield. This book is a celebration of queer icons of the past and present and their furry feline friends. From images of lost legends such as Josephine Baker and James Baldwin, to snapshots of contemporary trailblazers like comedian Tig Notaro and fashion designer Jason Wu-these charming and eccentric photographs capture what it truly means to be a cat purr-son.

    * PURR-FECT FOR CAT LOVERS: This book celebrates the love between human and cat. What better gift could you get the feline fancier in your life?
    * AMEWSING ANECDOTES AND IMPAWTENT MOMENTS: Learn about the lives of the queer heroes who came before us and those who are still fighting for equality and inclusion. We're not kitten around-with watershed moments like the Stonewall riots and sweet stories of domestic bliss, this book will both entertain and inspire you.
    * PHOTOS WITH CATITUDE: In these purr-ecious photographs, you'll get to see your heroes in unguarded moments expressing love for their pets. This collection of images will bring joy to any cat lover's heart.

    Perfect for:

    * LGBTQIA+ cat lovers and the people who shop for them
    * Anyone interested in learning more about influential queer figures-and their pets!

  • Papasaurus

    Stephan Lomp

    Are you My Mother? meets dinosaurs in this colorful and reassuring board book celebrating the father-child bond.

    Babysaurus can't find his father, so he and his prehistoric friends set off to find him. Is his Papasaurus the strongest in the jungle? No. Does he have spikes on his back? Where can his Papasaurus be?

    Of course, Papasaurus has been right there all along, and when Babysaurus needs a little help, Papasaurus is ready with a big kiss and more games. Because for Babysaurus, his Papasaurus is the best in the world! This colorful and reassuring book is a fresh twist on a perennial theme that will win the hearts of little ones and their papas alike.

    * KIDS LOVE DINOS: Dinosaurs are a perennially popular topic that fascinate even the youngest readers.
    * REASSURING: A fun read for any time, it is also a comforting book for any child experiencing separation anxiety. From new babysitters to dads going to work to first day of preschool jitters, this sweet book offers reassuring comfort.
    * A GREAT GIFT: Perfect for Father's Day and baby showers.

    Perfect for:

    * Parents, caregivers, and grandparents
    * Pre-school and daycare providers
    * Librarians
    * People shopping for Father's Day gifts
    * People shopping for kids who love dinosaurs

  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking meets Dining In in a beautifully photographed, fresh approach to French cooking and gathering, with 125 simple recipes.

  • This illustrated book of advice on love, dating, and friendship-written by and for queer women and people of marginalized genders-is the new go-to queer relationship handbook.

    Fix yourself a cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea and prepare to laugh, cry, reminisce, and feel your feelings as you read through these quintessentially queer dating dilemmas.

    In The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend, advice columnist Maddy Court (a.k.a. Xena Worrier Princess) answers anonymous queries from lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and people of marginalized genders.

    Illustrated by comics artist Kelsey Wroten and based on Court's viral zine of the same name, this book features never-before-published letters and responses about first loves, heartbreak, coming out, and queer friendship-all answered with the warmth and honesty of the gay big sister you wish you had.

    * BY QUEERS, FOR QUEERS: This book was written by and for queer women and people of marginalized genders. The questions reflect real experiences that aren't often represented in the media, and the answers offer an important reminder that loving ourselves takes patience, effort, and the support of our friends and communities.
    * EXCITING DEBUT AUTHOR: In 2018, Maddy Court made the leap from creating niche lesbian memes on Instagram to writing and distributing a series of zines. Never preachy or dismissive, Court offers advice that is sympathetic and straightforward-it's equal parts refreshing vulnerability and remarkable wisdom.
    * GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATION: Kelsey Wroten's art brings the letters to life, immersing the reader in all the joys and disappointments of the contributors who wrote in from all over the world. In addition to the traditional illustrations, each chapter features a paneled mini-comic that speaks to the different themes.
    * AMAZING GUEST EXPERTS: Because one queer cannot possible hold all the answers, The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend also includes advice from an incredible roster of guest experts. Author and comedian Samantha Irby; musicians JD Samson and Ellen Kempner; and writers and activists Tyler Ford, Kalyn Heffernan, Lola Pellegrino, and Mey Rude all tackle questions on long-distance breakups, jealousy, love triangles, making friends, and more.

    Perfect for:

    * Lesbian, bisexual, and queer women and people of marginalized genders with questions about dating, friendship, and life
    * Fans of the Ex-Girlfriend zine series and followers of @Xenaworrierprincess
    * Fans of Kelsey Wroten's graphic novels and art

  • An entertaining, authoritative, and captivating guide to all activities above, below, and beside the sea, The Ocean is the ultimate gift book - that is then used - by sailors, fishers, surfers, beachcombers, and ocean lovers everywhere.

  • Little piggies at a party are always polite!

    Three little pigs are on their way to a party, and little readers are invited to come along! Open the book's cover to welcome the little piggies into the festivities, then join in the fun of their friend's special day! From wrapping presents to playing games, these polite little pigs are on their best behavior, although they just can't wait to dig into that cake!

    This novelty board book follow-up to Pigs in a Blanket and Pigs in a Pickle packs educational and play appeal in addition to teaching valuable social skills. Paired with an accessible, kid-friendly art style and a strong, age-appropriate theme, this engaging and interactive book will resonate with a wide range of readers.

    * GO-TO GIFT: This board book makes an ideal, age-appropriate gift for toddlers, thanks to the cute, relatable illustrations and the enduring early concept appeal of both parties/celebrations and minding your manners.
    * MANNERS MATTER: This sweet rhyming story sets a shining example of good behavior for young children, from not playing too rough to cleaning up when you make a mess-all in the context of a universally exciting event: a child's first party!
    * EXTENDS THE LITTLE PIG SERIES: This adorable and engaging board book will build on the success of its predecessors, the novelty book Pigs in a Blanket and its follow-up, Pigs in a Pickle. What will these adorable pigs get into next?!

    Perfect for:

    * Parents looking for interactive board books
    * Parents looking for rhyming board books
    * Parents looking for a book about manners for young children
    * Fans of cute pigs
    * Anyone looking for a cute and clever baby shower gift or birthday present

  • From beloved American heritage brand Pendleton comes this collection of family-friendly tales of adventure and discovery in the wilderness.

    This captivating collection of campfire stories is the perfect companion for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. These pages present a range of tales, including daring feats of endurance and strength, epic journeys through new frontiers, and exhilarating encounters with wild animals, plus spooky myths to bring campers closer together around the fire.

    Readers will discover works by beloved naturalists John Muir and Henry David Thoreau, modern tales of adventure from Alex Honnold and Cheryl Strayed, and accounts of bravery and heroism from the adventures of Shackleton and the Donner party. With a combination of awe-inspiring stories and Pendleton's beloved patterns and engaging illustrations throughout, this handsome campfire collection is the ideal addition to any adventure and a wonderful gift for families and friends who love camping.

    * BELOVED BRAND: For over 150 years, Pendleton Woolen Mills has been one of America's most beloved heritage brands. Known for their woolen blankets and clothing, their products are celebrated by people who love the great outdoors. This thoughtfully curated collection speaks to Pendleton's fans with stories that will elevate any adventure.
    * FAMILY FUN: These family-friendly stories are the perfect way to bring everyone together after a day of fun outdoors. Reading the stories together is an easy activity for everyone to participate in, and offers tons of opportunities to bond with family or friends.
    * BEAUTIFUL TO DISPLAY: Featuring more than 30 Pendleton patterns delivered in a handsome hardcover package with a cloth cover and lovely textured details, this eye-catching package is the perfect accessory for any outdoor occasion or mountain home, and makes for a wonderful Father's Day gift or holiday gift for those who enjoy the natural world.

    Perfect for:

    * People seeking a gift for Father's Day
    * Fans of Pendleton
    * Campers, nature lovers, and cabin owners

  • In this modern take on Stone Soup, it's up to one book-loving kid to remind the town - person by person and book by book - that a library is a place that feeds the community - mind and soul.

  • The New York Times bestselling book, a brilliant companion to the mega-selling classic Press Here, is now gently compressed into a toddler-friendly board book.

    With the graphic intensity of Eric Carle, the whimsy of Leo Lionni, the humor of The Day the Crayons Quit, but a vision all his own, Herve Tullet invites readers to MIX IT UP in a dazzling adventure of color and tones, filled with magic and wonder. This New York Times bestselling book from the creator of Press Here is now available in an ever-so-toddler-friendly board book edition.

    Follow the artist's simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear . . . mix . . . splatter . . . and vanish in a vivid world powered only by the reader's imagination. The result is not only enchantment and giggles, but a real and deeper understanding of colors brought by a true master of his craft. Just as in Press Here, Herve Tullet sets readers on an extraordinary journey of color, motion, and interactivity without ever relying on the bells and whistles of technology, but rather by working within the confines of the flat surface of an unassuming printed page. Herve once again displays his unique genius and vision, creating a work that is a glorious and richly satisfying companion to Press Here. Mix It Up! is the perfect gift book for parents and their little ones to cherish and read again and again, as well as an invaluable teaching tool for pre-K classrooms.

    * AWARD-WINNING BOOK: Mix It Up! was a Junior Library Guild Selection, a Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year, a PBS Parents Best Picture Book, an ACL Distinguished Book, and selected as a Best Book of the Year by Chicago Public Library.
    * AN INNOVATIVE, INTERACTIVE WAY TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT COLOR: Each delightful page turn mixes colors and teaches kids basic color theory.
    * AN EDUCATIONAL GIFT: The gorgeous graphic visuals make this book an irresistible choice for gift-giving, while the educational concept is an appealing bonus.
    * STIMULATES THE IMAGINATION: Celebrates the magic of imagination of three simple colors transforming into an entire rainbow of possibilities. A tour-de-force of imagination that mixes the whimsical minimalism of Duck! Rabbit! with the graphic intensity of Eric Carle.

    Perfect for:

    * The millions of child and adult fans of Herve Tullet and Press Here in both its hard cover and board book incarnations
    * Fans of Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Leo Lionni's magical Little Blue and Little Yellow, other books about color
    * Anyone looking to demonstrate the power of a physical book or looking for books to open the imagination
    * Pre-schools, nurseries, kindergartens, art programs

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  • Fox and Chick are back in this newest book in the hilarious early reader series by Geisel Honoree Sergio Ruzzier.

    In the tradition of Frog and Toad, this critically acclaimed early reader series features Fox and Chick - two unlikely friends who despite their differences always manage to find a way to get along. In this third book in the series, Fox and Chick have a sleepover, search for a lost hammer and throw a surprise party that unexpectedly surprises everyone. The universal characters, humor and comic-style layouts make it ideal for both the picture book audience and emerging readers.

    * BUDDY BOOKS ARE PERENNIAL: From Frog and Toad to Elephant & Piggie to Ivy & Bean, kids of all ages respond to books about friendship.
    * PERFECT FOR NEW READERS: The universal characters, humor, and comic-style layouts make it ideal for both the picture book audience and emerging readers.
    * AWARD-WINNING: The first book in the series won a Geisel Award Honor for "the most distinguished book for beginning readers" by the American Library Association. It was also a New York Times Notable Children's Book and appeared on many Best Book of the Year lists.
    * KIDS LIKE GRAPHIC NOVELS: This series will appeal to kids who are visually oriented readers as well as new readers who are eager to tackle graphic novels.

    Perfect for:

    * Parents, caregivers, and grandparents
    * Teachers and librarians
    * Fans of Frog and Toad, Elephant & Piggie, Bink & Gollie, Charlie & Mouse, and Barkus

  • The amazing true story of a herd of elephants, the man who saved them, and the miracle of love that brought them home.

    One day in 1999, Lawrence Anthony and Francoise Malby hear that a herd of wild African elephants needs a new home. They welcome the elephants to their wildlife sanctuary-Thula Thula-with open arms. But the elephants are much less sure they want to stay. How will Lawrence prove to them that they are safe and loved? What follows is a gorgeously illustrated real-life story of a friendship . . . and the story of the miraculous way that love given freely will return-greater and more wonderful than it began.

    * TOUCHING ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS: Owen and Mzee, Tarra and Bella, Rescue and Jessica . . . touching true stories of the emotional bonds possible between species are charming, and speak to the limitlessness of love.
    * ELEPHANT APPEAL: Elephants are one of the most fascinating and charming wild animals in all of nature. This heartwarming true story will intrigue and inspire children, and turn even the most reluctant readers into elephant enthusiasts.
    * CONSERVATION THEME: This book tells the true story of caring for one of the world's most beloved endangered animals: the African elephant. This book is a great, upbeat jumping-off point for discussions of the importance of preserving endangered species and their environments.
    * ENGAGING NONFICTION: There's no better way to get readers hooked on factual books than to offer them real-life stories with heart and meaning.
    * STRONG CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize learning about animal habitats/biomes in K-2 curriculums, while later grades address topics like conservation and endangered species. With a depth of research and an engaging, highly visual narrative, this book is an excellent resource for librarians and primary school educators.

    Perfect for:

    * Kindergarten and elementary school teachers
    * Parents and grandparents
    * Librarians
    * Lovers of animals, wildlife, and the natural world
    * Zoo and natural history museumgoers

  • Capturing an ever-changing San Francisco, 25 acclaimed writers tell their stories of living in one the most mesmerizing cities in the world.

    Over the last few decades, San Francisco has experienced radical changes with the influence of Silicon Valley, tech companies, and more. Countless articles, blogs, and even movies have tried to capture the complex nature of what San Francisco has become, a place millions of people have loved to call home, and yet are compelled to consider leaving. In this beautifully written collection, writers take on this Bay Area-dweller's eternal conflict: Should I stay or should I go?

    Including an introduction written by Gary Kamiya and essays from Margaret Cho, W. Kamau Bell, Michelle Tea, Beth Lisick, Daniel Handler, Bonnie Tsui, Stuart Schuffman, Alysia Abbott, Peter Coyote, Alia Volz, Duffy Jennings, John Law, and many more, The End of the Golden Gate is a penetrating journey that illuminates both what makes San Francisco so magnetizing and how it has changed vastly over time, shapeshifting to become something new for each generation of city dwellers.

    With essays chronicling the impact of the tech-industry invasion and the evolution, gentrification, and radical cost of living that has transformed San Francisco's most beloved neighborhoods, these prescient essayists capture the lasting imprint of the 1960s counterculture movement, as well as the fight to preserve the art, music, and other creative movements that make this forever the city of love.

    For anyone considering moving to San Francisco, wishing to relive the magic of the city, or anyone experiencing the sadness of leaving the bay-and ultimately, for anyone that needs a reminder of why we stay.

    Bound to be a long-time staple of San Francisco literature, anyone who has lived in or is currently living in San Francisco will enjoy the rich history of the city within these pages and relive intimate memories of their own.

    * GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY: A percentage of the proceeds will be given to charities that help those in the bay experiencing homelessness. Every copy purchased offers a small way to help those in need.

  • The Art of Luca

    This vibrant volume is an exclusive look behind the scenes of Disney and Pixar's original feature film Luca.

    The Art of Luca explores the stunning visuals of the coming-of-age story, set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera. Readers get a front-row view at never-before-seen development art, character sketches, storyboards, color scripts, and interviews with the creators.

    * Behind the scenes of the making of Disney and Pixar's Luca
    * Features colorful concept art and character explorations from the movie
    * Includes fascinating facts and details from the creative team

    In the animated film, Luca and his newfound best friend are sharing an unforgettable summer and a deeply-held secret: they are sea monsters from a world just below the water's surface.

    For aspiring artists, animators, and fans alike, The Art of Luca is part of the acclaimed ART OF series, inviting audiences behind the scenes of their favorite animated films.

    This book is perfect for:
    * Pixar fans and art buffs
    * Animators and students of animation
    * Fans of The Art of Pixar, The Art of Soul, The Art of Onward and The Art of Coco

    (c) 2021 Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.

  • Ditch the 10 mental traps that are making you feel anxious and insecure!

    Toxic thought patterns zap your energy, kill your motivation, and upset your calm. The good news is that you can change not just the way you think, but the way your brain is wired. In Detox Your Thoughts, clinical psychologist Andrea Bonior uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness to teach you to understand your thoughts--and your body--in a completely different way. For each of the 10 mental traps, Bonior uses the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to help you disempower and conquer self-sabotaging thoughts and offers a new habit to practice with specific and actionable steps. Negative thoughts will never go away completely, but with this book, you will learn how to eclipse them, improve your mental and emotional health, and change your life.

    The perfect book for:

    - Inspiration, self-help, motivation, and happiness seekers
    - Anyone looking for practical solutions to turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth
    - Fans of the Washington Post and The Lily "Baggage Check" column
    - Fans of Buzzfeed/Goodful articles and challenges
    - People who read Psychology Today and Science of Us

  • Part family drama, part contemporary thriller, Rule of Threes is a middle grade story about what happens when "perfect" is out of your control.

    An interior design enthusiast, twelve-year-old Maggie Owens is accustomed to living her life according to her own precise plans. But when she learns about Tony, a mysterious half-brother her own age who needs a place to stay, any semblance of a plan is shattered. Tony's mom struggles with an addiction to opioids, and now she's called upon Maggie's dad-who is also Tony's dad-to take him in. On top of everything, Maggie must also come to terms with the Alzheimer's afflicting her beloved grandmother.

    While Maggie can strive for-and even succeed in-a picture perfect design, when it comes to family, there is no such thing as perfection. To work through the sudden struggles rocking her world, Maggie must learn the importance of having an open heart.

    * A heart-wrenching, authentic, and darkly funny coming-of-age story
    * Addresses hard-hitting topics-such as divorce and substance abuse-with care and honesty
    * From Marcy Campbell, author of Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse

    Merci Suarez Changes Gears meets The Thing About Jellyfish in this compulsively readable novel.

    * Perfect for ages 10 and up
    * Appeals to those interested in stories about friendship and non-traditional families
    * Great for readers who love a bold and self-aware protagonist

  • The second title in the critically acclaimed series for emerging readers is now available in paperback.

    In the tradition of Frog and Toad, this critically acclaimed early reader series features Fox and Chick - two unlikely friends who despite their differences always manage to find a way to get along. In this second book in the series, Fox and Chick go on three adventures involving a boat ride, a mysterious box, and an early morning trip to see the sunrise. The universal characters, humor and comic-style layouts make it ideal for both the picture book audience and emerging readers.

    * BUDDY BOOKS ARE PERENNIAL: From Frog and Toad to Elephant & Piggie to Ivy & Bean, kids of all ages respond to books about friendship.
    * PERFECT FOR NEW READERS: The universal characters, humor, and comic-style layouts make it ideal for both the picture book audience and emerging readers.
    * AWARD-WINNING: The first book in the series won a Geisel Award Honor for "the most distinguished book for beginning readers" by the American Library Association. It was also a New York Times Notable Children's Book and appeared on many Best Book of the Year lists.
    * KIDS LIKE GRAPHIC NOVELS: This series will appeal to kids who are visually oriented readers as well as new readers who are eager to tackle graphic novels.

    Perfect for:

    * Parents, caregivers, and grandparents
    * Teachers and librarians
    * Fans of Frog and Toad, Elephant & Piggie, Bink & Gollie, Charlie & Mouse, and Barkus

  • "[A] stunning tour de force. . ." -The New York Times Have You Ever Seen a Flower? is an enchanting picture book exploring the relationship between childhood and nature. In this simple yet profound story, one child experiences a flower with all five senses-from its color to its fragrance to the entire universe it evokes-revealing how a single flower can expand one's perspective in incredible ways.

    * Authorial debut of award-winning illustrator Shawn Harris
    * Reminds readers to appreciate the beauty of the world
    * Full of bright, stunning illustrations

    Have You Ever Seen a Flower? is a beautiful exploration of perception, the environment, and humanity.

    * Perfect read-aloud with thought-provoking questions
    * Ideal for nature lovers
    * For fans of The Little Prince, The Giving Tree, Not a Box, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • This beautifully curated collection of amazing camping spots all around the world evokes awe-inspiring, attainable travel adventures. Whether you're planning a getaway or just want to visit some of the world's most beautiful outdoor destinations from the comfort of your couch, You Are Here: Camping is the perfect wanderlust inspiration.

    * YOU ARE THERE-OR COULD BE!: Breathtaking photography evokes the spirit of the place, and geolocation details identify each scenic spot. You are there, or could be.
    * WIDE RANGE OF CAMPING DESTINATIONS: From idyllic streamside clearings to mindblowing mountain vistas, snowy scenic sites to cool forest hideaway spots, the handpicked locations offer an inspiring variety of places and journeys-pick your adventure.
    * ARMCHAIR OR OUT THERE: A gorgeous collection equally suitable for kicking off your next immersive outdoor experience or capturing the beauty of nature to enjoy from the comforts of home.
    * INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY: The beautiful photographs collected here will not just inspire travel, but inspire sharing photos of your own journey, to these or other amazing places.


  • This beautifully curated collection of amazing beaches all around the world evokes awe-inspiring, attainable travel adventures. Whether you're planning a getaway or just want to visit some of the world's most beautiful outdoor destinations from the comfort of your couch, You Are Here: Beaches is the perfect wanderlust inspiration.

    * YOU ARE THERE-OR COULD BE!: Breathtaking photography evokes the spirit of the place, and geolocation details identify each scenic spot. You are there, or could be.
    * WIDE RANGE OF BEACH DESTINATIONS: From powder white drifts to beautiful black sand coves, semi-secret island hideaways to majestic sunset showcases, the handpicked locations offer an inspiring variety of places and journeys-pick your adventure.
    * ARMCHAIR OR OUT THERE: A gorgeous collection equally suitable for kicking off your next immersive beachside getaway or capturing the beauty of nature to enjoy from the comforts of home.
    * INSPIRING PHOTOGRAPHY: The beautiful photographs collected here will not just inspire travel, but inspire sharing photos of your own journey, to these or other amazing places.


  • A simple and delicious cookbook in the form of a board book filled with endless ways to enjoy a sweet frozen treat.

    Indulge in thousands of sweet combinations! With three categories of recipes-cookies and crusts, ice creams, and toppings-to build unique and delicious frozen desserts, Ice Cream Party encourages readers to mix and match different selections in any and every way possible to create fresh, new tastes.

    Each page is divided into thirds, making it easy to flip around and create a perfect combination for any moment. Featuring bright and colorful illustrations, and both classic and new flavors, including Coffee Toffee Ice Cream, Spiced Hot Fudge Sauce, Black and White Sesame Brittle, Cocoa Nib-Candied Ginger Ice Cream, and Buckwheat Brownies, there's something to satisfy every sweet tooth.

    * A GREAT GIFT: Cute illustrations, 45 recipes, endless mixing and matching-what's not to love? A huge value with its endless combinations, this book is the perfect gift for any ice cream lover and a delightful pick-me-up for someone with a sweet tooth.
    * FOREVER FAVORITE: Ice cream is forever and this book celebrates a deep love for the frozen confection in a fun format. With thousands of combinations for ice cream desserts, this book will offer new ideas and fun options for years to come.
    * A PERFECT PAIR: This book is in the same mix-and-match format as Salad Party and the two make a perfect set for dinner and dessert.

    Perfect for:

    * Anyone with a sweet tooth and who loves ice cream
    * Book fans who are drawn to the unique format
    * Families looking for a new approach to dessert making

  • Here is everything you need to know about getting into oil painting-and maintaining a safe, solvent-free oil painting practice-in a slim, sophisticated guide.

    Oil painting is an exciting and adventurous medium, but aspiring artists can feel daunted by complex setups and the thought of using harsh chemicals. All of that changes now. The New Oil Painting walks you step-by-step through oil painting fundamentals-which materials you actually need, how to mix paint, how to set up your painting space-and, most revolutionary of all, how to eliminate harmful solvents from your work and replace them with safe, effective substitutes. This instructional handbook is organized into chapters with helpful diagrams throughout illustrating various techniques and tools. Whether you're a true beginner or have been painting with oils for years, you will find that this book has everything you need to build a new, thriving, solvent-free practice.

    * UNIQUE APPROACH: Not only does this book help aspiring artists build a repertoire of skills and materials, it also offers all artists, regardless of their experience levels, methods for eliminating solvents and other toxic substances from their oil painting practices. What was once a dangerous pastime is now a guilt-free, health-conscious, and rewarding activity. And using safe, nontoxic materials is better for the environment!
    * LONG-TERM USE: Good art instruction can deliver over a long period of time, and this handy guide is no exception. Along with being able to use this as an entryway into oil painting, you can also use it for reference or reread sections when you need a brushup.
    * EXPERT AUTHOR WITH IMPRESSIVE CREDENTIALS: Painter Kimberly Brooks was the founding arts editor at Huffington Post. As a painter, she exhibits her work frequently throughout the United States and was a featured artist with the National Endowment for the Arts. She has led oil painting workshops, and now she shares her vast knowledge of the subject in this accessible and comprehensive handbook.

    Perfect for:

    * Artists and art aspirants interested in exploring a new medium
    * Experienced oil painters looking to eliminate solvents from their practices
    * Painting students and teachers

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