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Books by Susan Striker

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A book for parents providing ideas to stimulate your child’s creative development through movement, music, art and play.
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Young at Art® 
This book is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value, and impact of art on very young (preschool aged) children.

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Young at Art® is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value and impact of art on very young children. Directed toward parents and educators of one to five year olds, Susan Striker explains why children’s art is not a frill, but the very foundation upon which all later fundamental skills are built. She drives home the idea that encouraging children’s artistic growth will have beneficial effects on all other aspects of their emotional and intellectual development.

At the core of this practical guide is the understanding that art is an important tool in teaching young children crucial concepts related to self-expression, reading, and writing. As opposed to more structured exercises, such as coloring in dittos and underlining pictures in workbooks, Striker stresses that scribbling and free-drawing experiments are the most important art activities a child can engage in; they better prepare children to read independently as they grow.

Young at Art® provides descriptions for age-appropriate art activities and tips for carrying them out safely, and it helps parents recognize what a child’s artwork should look like at each stage of development. With Young at Art®, parents will develop realistic expectations of their child’s work, learn how to speak to their children about their arts, and facilitate skills well beyond their own perceived lack of artistic talent and creativity.


This series of books features creative activities for ages 6 to 60. The First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth are of general interest to all children while others appeal to children with special interests.
There is also an Anti-Coloring Book®  for Adults.

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Other Works By Susan Striker, available on as ebooks

A visually stunning alphabet book that introduces children to the world’s wildlife through recently discovered masterpieces by the Kuna Indians of Panama. Colorful reverse appliqué and detailed embroidery teach visual discrimination and fascinate both children and adults.  Purchase now on Amazon!




MacGonegal’s Zoo


In Oaxaca, Mexico, carved wooden animals might have purple feet, flowers on their faces and polka dot backs. This alphabet book is a collection of museum quality sculptures that are so colorful and child-like that they delight youngsters of all ages. It is a glorious introduction to Mexican folk art. Order your copy today!

Collectible Books 

Young at Art – the first preschool Anti-Coloring Book®(Simon & Schuster); ISBN 0-671-49649-2 (not to be confused with Susan’s latest book – Young at Art®)

SuperPowers Anti-Coloring Book® (Grosset and Dunlap); ISBN 0-448-07932-1. Limited edition, autographed copies are available for sale upon request. Contact Sue at

Nature’s Wonders®
Limited edition, autographed copies are available for sale upon request. Contact Sue at

NOTE: All Anti-Coloring Books® that are currently in print and all books that are out of print with their regular publisher, are now available on

Buy autographed copies of any book by Sue Striker:  Available through Barnes & Noble, Westport CT. To arrange your purchase and to have it signed by the author and shipped by Barnes & Noble, contact Trisha Tierney-Hamilton 203-221-7955,