Can You Find It?: Search and Discover More than 150 Details in 19 Works of Art

Can You Find It?: Search and Discover More than 150 Details in 19 Works of Art

by Judith Cressy
     
 

Discover all the intriguing details that make great art so fascinating. Each spread in this exciting new book offers a work of art and at least eight items to hunt for somewhere within the painting. Turn the thrill of artistic discovery into a trip through history and around the world, as Can You Find It? invites young readers to look into shadows and reflections,…  See more details below

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Discover all the intriguing details that make great art so fascinating. Each spread in this exciting new book offers a work of art and at least eight items to hunt for somewhere within the painting. Turn the thrill of artistic discovery into a trip through history and around the world, as Can You Find It? invites young readers to look into shadows and reflections, through windows and in the branches of trees.
• Find a baby and a yellow bowl in a busy scene from ancient China.
• Find a traffic light and a pair of pinky rings in a quiet snack bar of a movie theater.
• Find three hands and a white bird in a portrait of a five-year-old French king alone on his throne.
• Find five butterflies and two owls in an Egyptian tomb painting.
• Find a water pump and a haystack in a view down Main Street in small-town America. The nineteen paintings in Can You Find It?, all from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, include art ranging from ancient Egyptian friezes to 20th-century works. This book is a great tool to show young readers a wonderful new way to look at art.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art undergo scrutiny in Can You Find It? by Judith Cressy. The text prompts onlookers to investigate 19 paintings that each stretch across a spread and are abutted by vertical panels with color-coded lists of more than 150 items to locate. Peter Saul's View of San Francisco, Number 2, for example, challenges children to find "6 ships/ 3 palm trees/ 3 bridges/ 1 wiggly road/ 1 tunnel/ 3 pagodas/ 1 doughnut-shaped building/ & the number 76 twice." Back matter provides the answers and further information about each artist.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Nineteen paintings from New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art were chosen for careful scrutiny in this book. Next to each striking, full-color reproduction is a list of items to search for: e.g., "2 cats, 6 lotus blossoms, 3 eye amulets," etc., for a painting from ancient Egypt. The works of art are from around the globe and range from illuminated manuscripts to 20th-century canvases. Designed to encourage discovery, the tiny, sometimes indistinct details will keep children engrossed for hours. Fortunately, an answer key is appended. Every part of the book is utilized, including the title page and back cover. For an older audience than Lucy Micklethwait's "I Spy" series (Greenwillow), this lovely volume will be a popular and entertaining addition.-Robin L. Gibson, Perry County District Library, New Lexington, OH Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
It’s Where’s Waldo for the sophisticated set when the Metropolitan Museum puts together a selection of paintings from its collection and asks readers to identify small details in each work of art. The choices are from a wide variety of styles and periods, with subjects ranging from richly clothed revelers in a 19th-century Spanish oil, to a 16th-century painting of the Prince of Wales, to the peasants in a Bruegel, to an Egyptian tomb painting. The painting Sweets, by Randall Deihl, in a hyper-realist style with shades of Hopper and a whimsical Peter Saul painting of a whacky San Francisco lend humor. But all the colorful, well-reproduced selections will prove irresistible to adults and children alike as they test each other’s observation skills. Bet on the kids, though, given the minuteness of some of the details. In fact, if you can see the white bird in the painting of young Louis XV, you should win a prize. A color-coded answer key appends the text. (Picture book. 5+)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810932791
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
278,525
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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