Pauline the hen uses her talent for laying eggs with the image of what she sees to help capture the thief who has stolen a famous painting from an art gallery.
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PreSchool-Grade 2. Pauline is a very creative hen. By studying a flower carefully, she can lay an egg that has a flower on it. An invitation to make copies of famous paintings on eggs at an art gallery leads her to make revelations about painting and art, as well as into an adventure with a thief. Whenever Pauline looks at a famous painting, the egg she lays is her own interpretation of the art work. When a thief steals her favorite?a Degas' Ballerina?she creates eggs with a picture of the thief to help the police solve the crime. Technical quality of the tape is good. The male narrator adapts his voice for the characters. The pauses to allow readers to study the pictures are especially useful. Art works represented in the story are sketches of the originals and are labeled. The Art Gallery also has sketches of Egyptian artifacts. This book and tape can be used to introduce famous works of art, to teach concepts of art and creativity, and to introduce mysteries on a primary level. Use this with Matthew's Dream by Leo Lionni (Knopf, 1991) and The Art Lesson by Tomie dePaola (Putnam, 1989) for perception of art and artists. For individual or group use.?Ann Elders, Mark Twain Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
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Ages 4^-8. Of several recent picture-book takeoffs on the world of fine art, this is perhaps the daffiest and most delightful. Pauline the hen, whom children may remember from Auch's 1993 Easter Egg Farm, is thrilled when she is commissioned by the Big City Art Gallery to replicate famous artists' portraits on her eggs. Complications ensue, not the least of which is Pauline's discovery that the egg pictures she lays bear a striking resemblance to her orange-haired friend Mrs. Pennywort. Before the problem can be solved, however, a thief invades the gallery, with plucky Pauline as the only witness. Energetic, brightly colored paintings catch the melodrama and broad comedy perfectly, with Pauline's expressive face adding plenty of humor all its own. As a bonus, Auch identifies the famous artworks Pauline tries to copy. Stephanie Zvirin
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Book Description Holiday House, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0823413055
Book Description Holiday House (P), 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110823413055