Touch the Art: Pop Warhol's Top

Touch the Art: Pop Warhol's Top

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The “Touch the Art” series is a fresh, funny introduction to fine art for kids.

"Jump inside" the paintings with fun, tactile pages that introduce children to the works of the world's greatest artists and their famous paintings. Each book in the “Touch the Art” series gives kids the chance to tug, snap, lift and pull their way through art

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The “Touch the Art” series is a fresh, funny introduction to fine art for kids.

"Jump inside" the paintings with fun, tactile pages that introduce children to the works of the world's greatest artists and their famous paintings. Each book in the “Touch the Art” series gives kids the chance to tug, snap, lift and pull their way through art history.

It’s pop, with a twist—a fun collection of works by such 20th century masters as Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Hockney that turns the art world into a fingertip sensation. What could be better than pulling on the lettuce in Claes Oldenburg’s Two Burgers with Everything? Or stroking the fluffy eyelashes on Warhol’s pink-toned Marilyn? It’s an experience kids will never forget.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
One in the "Touch the Art" board book series, which will expose very young children to famous artists and important periods in art history. The book takes a close look at great Pop Art from the twentieth century and introduces kids to Lichtenstein, Thiebaud, and Warhol. The famous Campbell's tomato soup can is there in all its glory, as is a bathrobe and a display of cakes The closing pages, entitled "Artifacts," present information about the paintings and the artists. These books could be used with any age group and in art programs. Teachers could challenge kids to make their own reproductions and to add a tactile element. Others in the series include Brush Mona Lisa's Hair, Feed Matisse's Fish, and Make Van Gogh's Bed.
School Library Journal

PreS-K
These board books, illustrated with some of the most famous Western masterpieces, encourage children to "touch the art." Each volume draws on a particular period, with Mona Lisa's Hair featuring the work of the Renaissance and Van Gogh's Bed the Impressionists. For each reproduction, a tactile element has been superimposed; for example, an earring on Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring and a piece of tulle on one of Degas' ballerinas. In some cases the feature is small and somewhat hard to find (the fuzz on the peaches in a Cézanne still life, the eyeglasses on the man in Grant Wood's American Gothic ), despite the relatively large size of the books. Each selection is identified and accompanied by a brief text. The text of Mona Lisa's Hair is mostly interrogative and less engaging than the other books. It asks, "Do you have a mustache too?" Will children find this silly or condescending? Matisse's Fish opts for a more successful format, with the repetitive refrain of "What a busy day!" Van Gogh's Bed features a lively rhyming scheme, while that in Warhol's Top is more forced (delicious/nutritious/lettuce/messes). The final pages of the books include a date, location, and a description, along with biographical information on the artist for each "artifact." While the idea of introducing children to art at an early age is a noble one, pairing the touch-and-feel format to fine paintings doesn't quite work.
—Robin L. GibsonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402735691
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Touch the Art Series
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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Touch the Art: Make Van Gogh's Bed 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter received this when she was a little over a year. She has loved this book since then, and she wants to read it again and again (she's now 17 months). We just recently purchased the Pop Warhol's Top, which she also loves. I'm online now to order this as a gift for a first birthday and to purchase the Matisse book for my daughter.
slpreader More than 1 year ago
This was not as good as "Make Van Gogh's Bed" in the same series. It is not as engaging, especially the touch and feel. Its just not as cute and clever as our other book is.
mrserika More than 1 year ago
We were first introduced to this art book series in our Art class at Gymboree Play and Music. My 3 yr old immediately loved the Van Gogh book which was the first. She came home talking about Van Gogh, Renoir and watercolor painting. Of course, anything that catches her attention, I am all for it, so I ran out and bought her her own copy. She took it to her preschool class for show and tell and she took it everywhere else for about a month! I am now online ordering the Matisse and Mona Lisa books which are also part of the class. She is learning about fine art and she is having a great time doing it! I highly recommend this collection to parents and educators! The price is right and they are highly durable board books, (which is a top priority for me!)
Jessrocha More than 1 year ago
My daughter is 2 and knows everything in this book, we love the series. It's perfect to teach important art, and history pieces. This is a terrific way to teach toddlers.
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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.
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This is the second book we have in this series. I am surprised that the books hold up well after many readings and rough handling by a baby. My son quickly learned where the interactive part of each page was and likes to play with it. The art work is also engaging and the images will hold my child's attention long beyond the words on the page, which are not especially interesting or put together to form much of a story. There's also a section in the back that gives more information about the artists and paintings that is interesting for adults or older children.
Mville More than 1 year ago
As a art teacher - I love this book and so do the kids in my classes. Easy and fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 14 month old grand daughter enjoyed making the bed! Great introduction to the Masters! She didn't like the red feathers on the Angels though! Very cute reaction, kept closing the book saying 'NO'
babydoone More than 1 year ago
This board book was a great gift for my 14 month old granddaughter. It is an almost indestructable board book, so she can look at it and experience the tactile features independently or with someone reading to her. She already loves books, having been exposed to them at an early age. I think this book is an excellent introduction for toddlers to the world of fine art. When she grows older, I think she will remember her introduction to fine art with fondness. This early exposure will hopefully lead to a lifelong love of art. As expected from Barnes and Noble, the books arrived in excellent condition.I purchased 4 books in the series, and will await her responses before buying more.
Alabama-Nana More than 1 year ago
Pop Warhol's Top is a great introduction to pop art in the 60's to 80's. The pages are very sturdy and the colors are vibrant. The book explains the paintings in detail in the back, so it's very educational for even adults. Robert Indiana's LOVE is here with a fuzzy O. All the pages have a tactile dimension which makes it even more appealing to children. My grandchildren are between 2 and 7. The two year old promptly tore off the can top. The older children 4 and 7, however, were careful enough and enjoyed the book very much. This is a great series to begin talking with children about art.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent way to introduce small children to the classical arts. We gave it to our young granddaughter and she liked the "feel" of the pages. The parents appreciated the art work, and our hope is that she will also develop an appreciation for art. I can see this book used as a companion on a trip to an Art Museum where one or more of these works are displayed. I was pleased to see the reaction of the parents when they opened it, since reading to the children is an integral part of their day. We will look for more of these books in the future.
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