Rapunzel’s Supermarket
: All About Young Children and Their Art is an inspirational book filled with ideas for helping children realise their potential as image-makers. Building on children’s curiosity about their world, it offers many suggestions for drawing, painting, collage, clay work, puppet making and much more. A wonderful resource for all who live and work with young children.

Rapunzel’s Supermarket:

  • Invites readers to look at how children find magic in everyday things and how they delight in discovering colours, shapes, textures and patterns
  • Offers new insights into the complexities of children’s image-making
  • Looks at types of image-making of greatest use to young children—drawing, painting, claywork, collage, construction and printmaking—and shows how they enable children to explore and communicate thoughts
  • Provides ample practical information, empowering the adult with the confidence to appreciate, support and guide children’s image-making as a co-explorer

The second edition (2005) includes a new eight page chapter and updated Further Reading.

Over 20,000 copies sold—many to colleges and universities for teaching training.

For all who live and work with children 1 1/2-8 years.


“…destined to become a classic. Ursula is a fascinating writer who shares ideas about how to interact with children.”
Barbara Piscitelli, AM, Every Child, Vol 7, No 4, Spring 2001

‘A treasure…. The juxtaposition of the words in the title captures the intersection between things imaginative and things practical… looks and reads like the work of an artist.’
Laurie Kocher, Canadian Child, Vol 27, No 2, Fall 2003

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