New Book Aims to Raise Self-Esteem and Support Child Development Through Art Expression

July 27 18:42 2022
Creative Kareem: and Pierre the Magic Paintbrush is a new children’s book by Baltimore Based author Charles Mohammed-Ahmed Smalls that could help boost children’s self and development through exploring the medium of art


At a time when children’s creativity is being stifled by numerous sources, Creative Kareem: And Pierre the Magic Paintbrush is a story that inspires children to express themselves through art as they join Kareem and Pierre on their journey to work together and paint something beautiful.” says Smalls.

Creative Kareem: and Pierre the Magic Paintbrush is a picture book for children aged 4-7 with a global theme and relevance. Kareem loves to play with his toys, pretend to be a superhero, and spend time with his family. But the thing he loves most is being creative and making art! When the first day of school arrives, Kareem meets his teacher and new classmates. The teacher announces that they will be having Show and Tell the following day, so Kareem tries to think of something creative to make that he can share with his class.

While looking around for inspiration, he spots Pierre the Paintbrush! However, Kareem gets so excited about painting that he forgets Pierre at school and worries that his painting won’t be finished for Show and Tell. Pierre goes on an exciting journey to make it to Kareem’s house in time to help.

Author Charles Mohammed-Ahmed Smalls created this book because of his GoFundMe campaign titled, “Help Children Through Reading and Art 2022”. “I started this campaign because every year, hundreds of teachers and families go book banks to gather books for their students and children to build their classrooms and kid-friendly private libraries. Recently I discovered that children who read print books absorb and remember more of the plot than readers of e-books do. I made a goal to add to these libraries with self-published books, fictional and education books, told from unique perspectives.” The funds from this campaign will be used to print, deliver, and donate these books to public schools, book banks, and libraries, starting with Baltimore City, and will eventually go national.

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To learn more information about Creative Kareem: and Pierre the Magic Paintbrush or to do an interview with Charles, please get in touch with him at [email protected] or visit his website

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