COME LOOK WITH ME by Kimberly Lane


Asian Art
Age Range: 7 & up
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Lane rounds out this impressive series of a dozen interactive introductions to the fine arts with a wonderfully inclusive and engaging survey of the arts of Asia. A member of the faculty at the prestigious School at Columbia University (NY), she takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of the world’s most populous and culturally diverse region through its arts. In a brief journey from the sprightly Manga-inflected work of the Japanese master Murakami to a stunning Korean celadon-glazed porcelain vase at book’s end, the text stops along the way to encourage young readers to look carefully at such unique and marvelous objects as Chinese scroll paintings, Indian images of a Bodhisattva, Japanese woodcuts and a contemporary Pakistani scroll painting. Knowledgeable and child-aware, the narrative does not strive to be comprehensive but rather to help children focus their attention and guide them in decoding and familiarizing themselves with these arts. A particularly strong choice for school and public libraries seeking to expand their art sections. (Informational picture book. 7 & up)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-890674-19-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Charlesbridge
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2008