Synopses & Reviews
With magnificent illustrations, this unique account introduces children to art through four famous paintings: Paul Klee's "Twittering Machine," Pierre-Auguste Renoir's "The Umbrellas," Henri Rousseau's "Tiger in the Tropical Storm (Surprised!)," and Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night." Young minds explore these well-known pieces through creative storytelling and eye-catching images. From the sounds of Klee's machines and Renoir's children at play to the movement of van Gogh's stars and Rousseau's prowling jungle tigers, the illustrations and story suggestions unfold with visual, verbal, and dramatic effect. This ideal art literacy tool invites children to take up their own adventures and concludes with four additional paintings by the same artists to spark developing imaginations.
"Every page is awash in color and invites storytelling." Omaha World-Herald
"An easy way to get [children] involved in learning that art can be fun and exciting." Chicago Parent
"A feast for eyes and a creative teaching tool." School Library Journal
"The characters are so charming and the mood of the works so revealing that readers will experience the strong emotion of each artwork." School Arts Magazine
About the Author
Sally Swain is the author of Great Housewives of Art, Great Housewives of Art Revisited, and Oh My Goddess.