I Spy: An Alphabet in Art

I Spy: An Alphabet in Art

by Lucy Micklethwait
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I Spy: An Alphabet in Art by Lucy Micklethwait

"I spy with my little eye something beginning with A..." Even the very youngest art lovers can spy out the apple in Magritte's Son of Man through the zigzags in de Geest's Portrait of a Child. Interact with twenty-six of the world's greatest paintings in this educational, entertaining, and beautiful pairing of a classic game with timeless art.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688147303
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 439,600
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lucy Micklethwait says, "I began to play 'I Spy' with paintings with my own children when they were very young. Over and over again my children pointed out things which I had never noticed before—an apple that had fallen to the floor, a funny-shaped shoe, an expression on a face. Although we were simply 'looking at pictures,' I was well aware that, by making these paintings accessible, I was enabling my children to build up a store of images in their own minds which must inevitably lead to some interest in fine art." Ms. Micklethwait's books for children include I Spy Shapes in Art; I Spy: An Alphabet in Art; I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art.

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I Spy: An Alphabet in Art 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars What caught my eye about this book is the variety of art work on the pages. “I spy with my little eye something beginning with” and then the author gives you the alphabet letter for that specific page and immediately on the opposite page you have a work of art to find something that corresponds with that letter. Some pages the author has you looking for items that “end” with a specific letter of the alphabet instead of “beginning” with a letter but that is the only difference in the pages. What you will love is the pictures in this book, if you enjoy art or want something different in an I-spy book . There are pictures from Picasso, Vermeer, Goya, Matisse, Renoir, and Seurat just to name a few. Twenty-six letters of the alphabet and twenty-six different painting by twenty-six different artists. The last two pages of the book are devoted to what you should have found on the pages (not where to find them on the pages) just what the item is, who the author is, the name of the painting, the date it was created and where the original painting is housed. It’s a fun book with not a lot of words but adds a dimension of well-known art to the popular concept of I-spy.