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Dancing with Degas

Dancing with Degas

by Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober
     
 

This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. Children can enter Edgar Degas's magical world of toe shoes, tutus and elegant ballerinas. Dancing with Degas is a fun introduction to art and an imaginative adventure all rolled into one!

Overview

This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. Children can enter Edgar Degas's magical world of toe shoes, tutus and elegant ballerinas. Dancing with Degas is a fun introduction to art and an imaginative adventure all rolled into one!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Two more board book entries with rhyming text by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober introduce masterpieces to youngest art lovers. In Dancing with Degas, children enter a magical world of ballerinas and tutus, and A Picnic with Monet takes children through the countryside and back to the city. At the end, the works are identified along with the museums where they are housed. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Board books that can introduce a lesson or fine art and make it work seamlessly with the text are rare. This book along with its companion A Picnic with Monet succeed in telling a kid friendly story using the work of a great artist to do so. It is a wonderful combination. Degas was fascinated with ballerinas and his paintings document various facets of their professional lives. We see them preparing for class, practicing at the bar and with the dancemaster. Then the dancers are on stage and the musicians are in the pit. As the beautiful ballerinas twirl and leap across the stage, the text also swirls across the page. After the dance is complete, the star takes a bow, and finally all the dancers get to rest their legs and feet. The paintings in the book are all identified on the concluding page (title, date, and where the original can be seen). A great choice for schools and personal collections. 2003, Chronicle Books, Ages 3 to 6.
— Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811840477
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Mini Masters Series
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
491,145
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Julie Merberg is a book packager at Round Table Press Inc. and is the mother of a toddler. She lives in New York.

Suzanne Bober, also a resident of New York, is an art collector and mother of three.

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