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A Child's Book of Art: Great Pictures - First Words (edition 1993)

by Lucy Micklethwait

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Title:A Child's Book of Art: Great Pictures - First Words
Authors:Lucy Micklethwait
Info:DK CHILDREN (1993), Library Binding, 64 pages
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This book is intended to bring fine art into the lifes of children. Great for preschool/schoolage.
  CindiH | Oct 14, 2013 |
The book has a collection of great paintings. Each painting tells his own story. ( )
  copad2thing | Jun 7, 2012 |
A Child's Book of Art is intended to be an introduction into the world of fine arts. The author, Lucy Micklethwait, proports that "By opening our children's eyes to art, we can help them understand the world in which they live and the people with whom they share it." And, while the book may serve as a first look at master works, questions, background knowledge, observation and critical thinking skills, as well as conversations are an essential part of maximizing this book.
The book maintains a simple, easy to follow pattern of a category depicted through various paintings and art works, mostly by European and Japanese masters, accompanied by a one-word description. The categories are simple: colors, family members, numbers, pets, senses, action words, ect. Each piece of the categoty is assigned an artwork that represents that idea. While I appreciate a child's autonomy for discovery and the sheer enjoyment of 'looking at the pictures,' the book alone, without analyzation, seems a bit aimless. A Child's Book of Art is one that reaches full potential with external direction and probing. ( )
  jamiesque | Jan 30, 2012 |
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5. Use prefixes, suffixes, inflectional endings and abbreviated words to determine the meaning of unknown words.
6. Reread and read on to determine meaning of unknown words.
7. Use new vocabulary from narrative and expository text in well-constructed sentence.
8. Identify unfamiliar words. ( )
  AnikaWalker | Dec 3, 2011 |
This nonfiction book for children helps them to explore popular paintings by many old masters. It is a great way to introduce art to children because this book lets them explore details of the paintings and understand some meaning behind the objects.
  bananajames29 | Mar 13, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0789442833, Hardcover)

Art appreciation for the very young. This beautiful and fascinating book introduces children to some of the world's most famous paintings. Thought-provoking questions and fascinating answers encourage children to look closely at a painting and understand what they see. Each painting is shown in superb full color, with closer looks at telling details shown on the facing page. Simple questions and text make this the ideal introduction to art for kids.

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An introduction to art that uses well-known works of art to illustrate familiar words.

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