In the Garden with Van Gogh

In the Garden with Van Gogh

by Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober

Board Book(BOARD)

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With a narrative that will entertain art lovers of all ages, this new board book is a fun way to introduce young children to fine art. The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of In the Garden with Van Gogh will delight little ones. Playful rhyming texts accompany the artists timeless paintings in this little masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811834155
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: Mini Masters Series
Edition description: BOARD
Pages: 22
Sales rank: 334,571
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 5.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 12 Years

About the Author

Julie Merberg is a book packager at Round Table Press Inc. and is the mother of a toddler. She lives in New York.

Suzanne Bober, also a resident of New York, is an art collector and mother of three.

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In the Garden with Van Gogh 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have a few of the books in the series. On the plus side, I really like the concept - picture books introducing famous artists to young children. What could be cooler than that?Unfortunately, I don't like the writing that much. Prose would be perfectly suited for these pictures, but instead the author keeps trying to write it in rhyme, and it falls very flat. The whole thing seems trite, and a lot of the rhymes and meter end up sounding forced.I'd still be buying the books, despite this, because I like the idea so much, except we've run into a new snag - they're not very well put together. By which I mean that all of the books we have in this series started to fall apart within a year, a year and a half of their purchase. They're board books, and the nieces are actually too old to "need" board books - they're not rough on the books at all. This should not be happening. The shoddy construction *will* keep me from buying more books, where awkward text wouldn't.If these books ever get printed in paperback, or maybe as a hardcover compilation, I'll probably buy them. But I cannot recommend that anybody buy the board books.
A2JC4life on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great way to introduce little ones to Van Gogh's art, as well as to the process of planting and harvesting. The rhyming text talks about planting and plants, while the illustrations are all reprints of actual Van Gogh paintings. (The titles of the pieces are all listed at the end of the book.) The board book format holds up well to little hands.