Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And Other Big Questions for Kids - by Michael Rosen

Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And Other Big Questions for Kids - by Michael Rosen

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Why do we need art? What do we gain by being creative? And Other Big Questions for Kids

Written by Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young

A highly topical look at the role of art and the importance of creativity in our lives and the wider world. Art, in its widest sense, encompasses many different forms, from painting and poetry to dance, pottery and quilting and much else besides.

Creativity is an essential part of what makes us human as well as being crucial for a range of disciplines in the world of work, including science, architecture and technological innovation.

This book asks many questions relating to the importance of art in our lives, such as where is art and where does the impulse to make art come from? Who are artists? What is art for? Can art change anything? What use is the imagination and what is the point of daydreaming?

It includes pieces from a range of contributors, including Kate Clanchy, Lemn Sissay, Preti Taneja and Andria Zafirakou, who write about their relationship with art and describe what being creative means to them and to others. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards.

Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include:

What is Gender? How does it define us?
What is Race? Who are Racists? Why Does Skin Colour Matter? 
What is Feminism? Why do we need it?
Who are Refugees and Migrants? What makes people leave their homes?
What is Consent? Why is it important?
What is Right and Wrong? Who Decides? Where Do Values Come From?

Hardback Mid-Grade Non-Fiction Teen & Young Adult