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Count Monet's Lilies (Touch the Art Series)
     

Count Monet's Lilies (Touch the Art Series)

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by Julie Appel, Amy Guglielmo
 
Step into the garden—

our day has begun.

Find Monet’s lily

and count to one . . .

This beautiful new entry in the series not only introduces children to Impressionism—perhaps the most popular artistic movement of all time--but also offers them fun with numbers. Kids can count fruit in Cézanne’s Still

Overview

Step into the garden—

our day has begun.

Find Monet’s lily

and count to one . . .

This beautiful new entry in the series not only introduces children to Impressionism—perhaps the most popular artistic movement of all time--but also offers them fun with numbers. Kids can count fruit in Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples, pat six fancy hats in Degas’’ The Millinery Shop, feel the bumpy bark in Edouard Vuillard’s Two Schoolchildren, and touch blue ribbon bows in Renoir’s The Swing.

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Kirkus Reviews
Readers are encouraged to count through nine late-19th-century masterworks in this rhyming, touch-and-feel bagatelle. Unfortunately, the gimmick, while appealing, is hopelessly misapplied to the audience. Counting toddler fingers will eagerly grab Monet's lily (White Waterlilies), touch the shiny "water" (Summertime, by Cassatt), poke the bumpy "oranges" (Women Walking in an Exotic Forest, by Rousseau) and so on. They and their parents will have a devil of a time trying to count the endlessly receding trees in Vuillard's Two School Children and to find the sixth hat in Degas's The Millinery Shop. The companion Find King Henry's Treasure (ISBN: 978-1-4027-6324-3) is an even worse conceptual mismatch. Introduce the very youngest children to art with the developmentally spot-on Art for Baby (2009) and then move them along to Lucy Micklethwait's many fine works when they get a little older. (Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402763236
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Series:
Touch the Art Series
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Guglielmo is an artist, writer, and teacher. She currently runs her own art school in a Soho loft in New York City, where she lives with her husband. Amy also teaches cooking, runs art and theater camps, and throws fabulous art parties for kids.

Julie Appel is a writer and a lawyer. Julie resides in New York City with her husband and two children, where she is an avid collector of her children’s art.

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Count Monet's Lilies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bassgiraffe More than 1 year ago
Each book combines historical paintings with different developmental skills that help to keep your child's attention and teach them as well as introduce them to classic art. Out of the two books I received, one helped with counting and the other book was all about texture and working though an adventure. I love how they use classic art work while incorporating textiles in a different way on each page. Lee Lee and Moo both loved turning the pages and feeling the different textures. The stories are easy to read with your child. My favorite part of the books are the last few pages which show the real artwork and give the history behind each of them, adding another learning tool to the books. These are very well built board books and each page is nice and thick, meaning they will be able to last through for many years. These books are on my Holiday list and I would recommend these for yours as well ------------------------------- Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my honest, personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.