This heavily illustrated book featuring the world s greatest painters is an excellent introduction for young readers to artists and their works.Whether it s Leonardo da Vinci s mysterious Mona Lisa, Vermeer s vibrant depictions of light, Van Gogh s mesmerizing brush strokes, or Matisse s playful cutouts, the art featured here is introduced in a format and style that will appeal to children The book proceeds chronologically, accompanied by a timeline to offer helpful historical context Each artist s entry includes a concise biography, beautiful reproductions of major works, and lively texts that speak directly to young readers Games, quizzes and other activities help readers learn about the significant contributions of each artist in a way that is both fun and inspiring Additional information about museums, suggestions for further reading, and online resources will satisfy the most curious minds....
|Title||:||13 Artists Children Should Know|
|Publisher||:||Prestel April 12, 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
13 Artists Children Should Know Reviews
I like this series, they're interesting to read and very colorful. My only complaint is that occasionally they will headline an artist on the right side of the page but meanwhile the artist and their work starts on the left side of the page. It's a bit confusing when you turn a page and think that you're continuing to read about the previous artist. One other issue with this particular book in the series is under Frida Kahlo, it reads, "Children: Frida Kahlo would have loved to have had children, but she was unable to have any". Wikipedia indicates otherwise - that she had at least two abortions.
My daughter takes an art class and loves to draw. I bought this book for Christmas and she just rolled her eyes. But we read about one artist an evening. The information tidbits about the artist are very interesting and one of their major works described. Each artist gets about 2-3 pages, just enough to interest my daughter but not overwhelm her. And I have learned as well! I recommend this book for budding artist who should know about the major artist and their contributions to the history of art. Excellent book.
This is a great book! I am homeschooling and we focus on one artist a week. This was the perfect supplement to my lessons. I would recommend to any parent or educator.
One of my favorite books for my daycare children. We do an art theme every year, and this book is key! In our themed week, I include this book as well as ones covering just the specific artists. Its a great book to have... one your children will love!
I wanted to introduce my granddaughter to a variety of artists and she enjoys it. I wish there were fewer "modern" artists and thus the 4 stars.
The text (inside of the book) is written in german! We didn't realize this until we opened the book. It is beyond the returns window so we now have a german book that no one can read.
Well I read the reviews and was excited to get this resource for my students this year. I must say that I was disappointed that the author chose paintings with nudes to represent a few of the Artists. The sad part was that it wasn't necessary for those Artists to be represented by those works and I had to censor the book for my students. I would hear from the parents for sure - if I hadn't. In this sexually charged culture we are in - you have to be so careful at school. I never read a review that caution was necessary before bringing this book into the classroom. Live and learn. So I am writing a review to warn other Elementary Art teachers that you will have to "edit" this before allowing your students to see this book about Amazing Artists of our past.
Great service, fast delivery & lovely book!!! HAPPY DANCE!!!