ARTFUL READING by Bob Raczka

ARTFUL READING

Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A delightfully delivered message appears on every page of this bright, appealing art book: Read! An eclectic selection of paintings in which the subject is reading and a melodic text makes a winning combination. Paintings by the likes of Cezanne, Vermeer, Fragonard and Hopper are accompanied by exhortations: “Read the news, / Or read / a globe. / Read in a dress. / Or read in / your robe.” Following the text is a section called “Artists as Readers and Writers” with a thumbnail of each painting and a fascinating tidbit of information. Readers will learn that one of van Gogh’s favorite books was A Christmas Carol, and that Picasso created nearly 34,000 book illustrations. Though expensive, this addition to the Bob Raczka’s Art Adventures series will be a joy for bibliophiles large and small. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8225-6754-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Millbrook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2007




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