Animals: A First Art Book presents wonderful paintings of animals dating from medieval times to the present, by artists such as Renoir, Dürer, Hokusai, Warhol, and Hockney. With excellent full-color reproductions and minimal text, it provides the perfect way for young children to see and appreciate classic art. The pictures have been selected for their vibrancy and variety: in identifying the dog, rhinoceros, kangaroo, squirrel, parrot, and other creatures, kids will naturally notice the different ways in which they are represented. In addition, they will learn to read the names of the animals and the words describing them: spotty, feathery, bouncy, cuddly, and so on.
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Lucy Micklethwait is an expert on conceiving art books for young children. Her previous titles include the I Spy Art series for Harper Collins, A Child's Book of Art and Discover Great Paintings (Dorling Kindersley).From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K–Reproductions of stunning works of art are used to illustrate various attributes associated with animals. On each of the nine spreads, an adjective appears in bold letters along with pictures of two different creatures. A variety of artistic mediums and styles is included in the selections, from 15th-century prints to contemporary Western art. "Scaly" is represented by a Japanese woodblock print of a fish and a Bengali scroll painting of a crocodile. Two 19th-century European paintings, one showing two leopards and one depicting a giraffe, are paired with "Spotty." Whether domestic or wild, all of the animals will be familiar to young children. A list at the end identifies the title, artist, and location of each piece of art, but does not specify its medium. The layout is clean but somewhat static. An additional purchase for deeper art collections.–Robin L. Gibson, formerly at Perry County District Library, New Lexington, OH
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