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Children's LiteratureThis title, the third in the "Art Explorers" series—following Adventures in Surrealism and Adventures in Impressionism—takes on Expressionism in a hands-on way. Five artists—from Edvard Munch to the abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock—are used as vehicles for getting students involved in making their own art. It is a worthy endeavor, and one the educator and consultant to the Pollock-Krasner House, Joyce Raimondo, obviously joins in with her whole heart. Suggested approaches target one sample painting by each artist—followed in turn by examples of kids' art, the most successful of which are faces inspired by de Kooning's virulent "Woman V." Worthy, yes, but the garish "expressionist" background colors and super-busy page designs make the copy hard to read. They also dull the colors of the primary paintings used as examples. Almost makes you want to "Scream." 2005, Watson-Guptill, Ages 5 to 12.