Thursday, July 12, 2012

REVIEW: ART WITH CLAUDE by Kyle Skor

Art with Claude

MY REVIEW:

My boys, ages 4 and 5, and I really enjoyed ART WITH CLAUDE.  The story was interesting enough to keep my children's attention, have them ask interesting question and have them finish reading the book with a desire to do art projects!!!  The pictures were vivid in color and fun to look at and discuss.  The story was fantastic.  I highly recommend this book for children and plan to use it my lessons while teaching various art classes with young children.  I rate it 4.5 stars.

Book Description

June 3, 2012
An illustrated introduction to art history for children. Uncle Claude takes his niece and nephew on a journey through significant movements/moments in visual art, encouraging them to think critically about why, for instance, Franz Kline and Rembrandt might be similar. More broadly, there is an attempt to arrive at a satisfactory answer to a question that bedevils the children, "What is art?" Readers of all ages will enjoy lively illustrations referencing works by Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst, Joan Miro, and others.
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About the author:  Kyle Skor (b. 1983) grew up in a small river town in western Wisconsin, spending countless hours wandering through pine forests, harvesting berries, and making snow forts. He is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard, where he was a Presidential Fellow and researcher of risk factors in human development. Northern California is his current home, the vibe of which he finds conducive to designing furniture, painting, promoting kimchee/kale-infused dishes, and writing/illustrating books for children and childlike adults.

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