I SPY TWO EYES by Lucy Micklethwait


Numbers in Art
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Age Range: 4 & up
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 Companion to I Spy: An Alphabet in Art (1992): an unusual counting book in which objects are ``spied'' in 19 fine paintings (mostly Western) and one woodblock print, by artists ranging from Botticelli to Robert Indiana. Not as simple as it first appears: it takes sharp eyes to find all 12 squirrels, for instance. Besides the objects named, there are lots of other things to count and puzzle over (Why is there a fly on the starched white wimple of the elegant Woman of the Hofer Family? What are the imps doing in the foreground of Mystic Nativity? And what about St. Francis's strange anatomy?). A novel and intriguing way to introduce fine art. Excellent color reproduction; artists' dates and dates and provenance of paintings given in endnotes. (Picture book. 4+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-12640-5
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Greenwillow
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1993


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