I really, really wanted to like these books. It seems that this book is compiled more for adults who want to expose their children to art, than for the kids themselves. In my experience, one of the things that makes a children's book great is that kids will want to hear it over and over. But these books aren't like this-once you've spotted the cat or the dog, the fun is gone and the kids rarely want to go through it again. Spot a Dog is a companion book.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Each of these appealing books introduces youngsters to 13 pieces of fine art. In the first, they are asked to look for cats in paintings by such artists as Renoir, Brueghel, Klee, and Miro. In the second, readers are to find dogs in the works of Degas, Bonnard, Picasso, etc. The format is clean and uncluttered with large print and lots of white space on the left opposite an excellent quality, full-color reproduction on the right. For the most part, the text is simple enough for beginning readers, but some of the animals are easier to spot than others. A super way to get children to look closely at art.Susan Chmurynsky, East Kentwood Freshman Campus, MI