Judy Press

Art Educator and Author

Books


Sam’s birthday is in twenty-four hours, seven minutes, and four seconds. Here’s what he wants: a new bike (because he messed up the old one), more pens (so he can draw doodles), and the best birthday party ever. He’ll have to wait for the presents, but the only way he can have the best party ever is if Demo Dan, the world’s greatest wrestler, shows up. The only problem is, Sam doesn’t exactly know Demo Dan (and he promised his friends Dan would be there—he even made a bet on it!). Now time is running out. Will Demo Dan show up in time for Sam to blow out his candles?

Double Trouble


Sam Dibble can wiggle his ears, win burp contests, ride his bike with no hands, and eat live worms without throwing up. But what Sam Dibble likes to do best is doodle!

It's class election time, and Sam is running for president! If he's elected, he can boss the mean kids around and make sure there's pizza for lunch every day. Plus, everyone will think he's the coolest third grader. But to win the race, Sam has to prove that he can be a good leader. Can he convince his classmates that he's good at something other than doodling?

Robots Don't Clean Toilets


With the School Invention Fair coming up, Sam is determined to invent the best invention. First, he builds a robot that’ll clean the toilet (but it refuses). He tries a fart fan (but that just creates a mess at lunch). Will Sam come to the fair empty-handed, or will he create something great and win a prize?

Abra-Ca-Doodle!


Sam's school is hosting a talent show to raise money for the Environmental Center. But Sam doesn't have a talent to perform! Or so he thinks. He tries juggling, but just can't get the hang of it. Plus, his arch-nemesis, Wax, decides to juggle in the talent show as well--and Wax is good. But in a moment of inspiration, Sam learns that sometimes you don't have to look very far to find out what you're really good at!


This is the perfect introductory art book for children ages two to six. Author Judy Press introduces children to the use of key materials for creating art, including glue, clay, dough, paint, paper, markers and crayons. There is also a section on collecting and using recycled materials for creating beautiful art work. The book includes more than 80 art projects with introductory poems to stir children's imaginations. Every child is certain to flourish as little hands are given the freedom to express themselves in the most amazing ways!


This introductory craft book for children ages two to six will have children up to their elbows in hands-on activities. With more than 70 craft projects, children will learn about the world around them as they explore various concepts through crafts. Readers will also learn about other countries through international-themed projects. Whole learning options assure every child a positive outcome and simple materials encourage each child's self-expressive nature.


With Alphabet Art the alphabet is fun for even the most reluctant learner. Over 80 imaginative ABC experiences are within these pages, making an alphabet zoo, alphabet puzzles, picture hunts, color relays, and silly poems.


Grab your homemade cereal-box suitcase, and plant a stamp on your newly made passport, for we`re about to leave on a whirlwind tour of the seven continents. And what fun it is sure to be. Kids will be kids - rejoicing in their newfound friendship and familiarity with peoples around the world, delighted by both the similarities and differences in their cultures and customs. Make a Masai necklace, craft a Greek vase, create your own Guatemalan-styled `worry` doll, and break some Maori bread from New Zealand! Broaden kids` view of their world and see the sights. Make you own standing Eiffel Tower, construct a salt-box windmill from Holland, build a wonderful Egyptian pyramid, and craft a clever London-styled `Big Ben` clock. Make the Nile overflow, construct an erupting volcano, grow a pineapple plant, and create an Australian koala bear and a tissue-paper penguin (that really stands up! ) From Antarctica. Explore the seven continents of the world and their distinctive lands, waterways, animals, plants, and natural treasures on a getting-to-know-you tour - with kids in the cockpit.


Judy Press introduces young learners to North American plants, animals, and a variety of other creatures. Children will learn that habitat is another word for 'home' and why living things appear in some geographical regions, but not in others. Fun ecological and environmental activities help children understand their individual role and responsibility in caring for the habitats they encounter, while additional games and activities reinforce science concepts to further support learning. Do-it-yourself crafts follow each topic introduced. Young readers can learn what it feels like to carry a wildlife baby around by wearing a backpack all day or how snakes move without appendages as they slither on their tummies, memorable experiences that will help learners make important connections between an animal's behaviour and its habitat.


Little hands will flourish, as Judy Press shows that creative expression, learning fun, and respect for others can be the themes of engaging Christmastime activities! Quick & easy sections provide simpler activities and crafts for younger children to do in shorter time periods. Activities & games range from making Stand-Up Fir trees to a Hands-Together garland, playing Countdown to Christmas games, creating Pop-up cards, Snowman wrapping paper, Jingle-bell wind chimes, and a wonderful festive Choo-Choo train!