Published by Redleaf Press
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St. Paul, MN 55117 © 2007, 2017 by Ann Pelo
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First edition 2007
Cover design by Erin Kirk New
Cover photograph by Maria Angulo/Getty Images
Interior design by Erin Kirk New
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All photos by Ann Pelo except on page 57, photos by Kirstin Rasmussen; on page 95–96, photos
by Molly Peach Matter; and on page 211, photos by Sandra Floyd.

Printed in the United States of America
23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Pelo, Ann, 1965- author.

Title: The language of art : inquiry-based studio practices in early
childhood settings / Ann Pelo.

Description: Second edition. | St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, [2016] |
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2016008641 (print) | LCCN 2016010258 (ebook) | ISBN
9781605544571 (pbk.) | ISBN 9781605544588 (ebook)
Subjects: LCSH: Art--Study and teaching (Early childhood) | Reggio Emilia
approach (Early childhood education)
Classification: LCC LB1139.5.A78 P45 2016 (print) | LCC LB1139.5.A78 (ebook)
| DDC 372.5--dc23
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