During my course of studies as an Art Therapist, Lowenfeld's work was sited many times. For some reason, I never read this book. His work in how we develop creatively, and the benefits of supporting creative activities and development are beautifully laid out and powerfully stated. This would be a wonderful book for our national leaders to read as they wrestle with restructuring our educational system. We can either continue to train kids as food for the corporate profit mills, or we can educate them to think for themselves, problem solve, and find relationships, context, and meaning in what they learn and do. This complex world demands complex thinking, and that starts with how you put materials together, what happens when you make "mistakes", when you try the unexpected, and when you are allowed to follow a thread that was not envisioned by the text book. This is a way of viewing children, art making, and the creative process that will enrich anyone who reads it.