World of Play

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COME LOOK WITH ME: WORLD OF PLAY is no dry discourse on art history or painting technique. Instead it pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging the child to enter the painting or sculpture and explore it through the artist's eyes, through the eyes of the people depicted, and through the child's own imagination.

Author Gladys S. Blizzard has chosen twelve fascinating works of art which, although diverse, all fall into the most child-friendly of...

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Overview

COME LOOK WITH ME: WORLD OF PLAY is no dry discourse on art history or painting technique. Instead it pairs quality art reproductions with thought-provoking questions, encouraging the child to enter the painting or sculpture and explore it through the artist's eyes, through the eyes of the people depicted, and through the child's own imagination.

Author Gladys S. Blizzard has chosen twelve fascinating works of art which, although diverse, all fall into the most child-friendly of themes, people at play. Works range from an ancient Minano fresco and a classic Winslow Homer to a wacky modern basketball game sculpted by Red Grooms in painted wood.

Presents twelve works of art featuring people at play accompanied by information about the artists, their style, and the techniques displayed in each work. Includes questions to stimulate discussion.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Each of twelve paintings in this oversize (10- x 10-inch) volume is paired with a facing-page of text, one half devoted to questions that encourage perusal, reflection and dialogue, and the other half to information about the artist. These and other titles in the multi-volume "Come Look with Me" series, are as easy to share with a small group as with a single youngster snuggled close. Animals in Art, Discovering Photographs with Children, Exploring Landscape Art with Children, Enjoying Art with Children, and Native American Arty complete the series.
Library Journal
This book is the fourth in Thomasson-Grant's ``Come Look with Me'' series, which includes Enjoying Art with Children (1991), Exploring Landscape Art with Children ( LJ 3/1/92), and Animals in Art (1992) . World of Play presents 12 works of art featuring people at play. Each work is paired with questions meant to stimulate discussion, and background on each artist represented is given. The selected works, which include an ancient Minoan fresco, a classic Winslow Homer, and a wacky modern basketball game sculpted by Red Grooms in painted wood, represent a variety of styles, techniques, and artists. Written for individuals or small groups of children, this book may be used in the home, classroom, or library. It effectively teaches children a way of looking at art and encourages them to share their understanding with others. Both children and adults can enjoy this useful book in art appreciation. Recommended for school and public libraries.-- Jan Wiedemann, Vernon, Tex.
Stephanie Zvirin
Like the previous Come Look with Me books, this title can be used by an older child working alone or by a teacher, parent, or Picture Lady working with a small group of children. Because of its focus on children's varied ways of playing (the series also includes books on landscapes and animals), the book will be particularly appealing. As in previous titles in the series, the works (11 paintings and one sculpture) Blizzard has assembled are nicely reproduced and chronologically arranged, and they have been chosen with obvious attention to ethnic balance as well as artistic style. Her selection ranges from a fresco circa 1500 B.C., discovered on the island of Crete, to a 1992 Red Grooms sculpture of a basketball game. The text facing each reproduction includes a thumbnail profile of the artist, a few comments about the work, and three or four questions intended to prompt discussion or thought among observers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565660311
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1993
  • Series: Come Look with Me Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 435,467
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.17 (w) x 10.07 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

The "Come Look with Me" series was created by Gladys S. Blizzard, whose experiences as an art teacher and work as a curator of education at Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia served as the basis for this educational style.

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