Hidden Spiritsby Sue Kassirer
People, animals and spirits work mysterious magic on every page of this stunning collection of camouflage art. Ingeniously hidden wolves, mountain lions, buffaloes, Native Americans, and more make for a unique, challenging and visual experience in these nature scenes by world-famous artist Judy Larson. Text offers clues as to what is hidden, plus fascinating information about the Native American tribes and endanged species depicted. Full color.
Each spread opens with a description of what is happening in the double-page spread (e.g., a grizzly is swimming) and what (or who) else can be spotted in the painting (two people are among the boulders around the bathing pool). Not everyone will find the hidden pictures with ease, but a key appears in the back, along with a welcome illustrated discussion of how scratchboard prints are made. Larson lovingly and romantically renders scenes of wild horses, wolves, wildcats, red sands, and snow-covered rocks, created in a palette of ochre, burnt sienna, black, and white. Subtleties in shading and color choice enhance the optical illusions in the prints, which are so alluring that some readers will skip the text entirely.
- Random House Children's Books
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- 10.24(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)
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