A First Art Book

Book - 2006
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Eating an ice-cream! Playing a tune! Fishing in the sea! Following Animals and Colours , the third in this innovative series for the very young explores paintings that focus on children. Here are 18 works of art chosen to illustrate all kinds of activities in a child's day - boys eating by Murillo, a child writing by Renoir, a girl sleeping by Millais...The artists represented, who span four centuries, range from old masters to some of today's most renowned painters, and notes on the paintings can be found at the back of the book.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781845071165
Branch Call Number: J 757.5 MICKLETHWAIT
Characteristics: 1 v. (upaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm


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Dec 17, 2011

The activities of the children in the art works selected for this book are varied and lend themselves to lovely conversations between adult and child as they view the book together. Of Micklethwait's many art books for children, this series which includes Colors, Children, and Animals (not in SPL Collection) is the best. One or two words per page, beautiful reproductions, art works beyond the old familiars and from different cultures. I often give the set as gifts to young children--and their parents enjoy them as well.


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