Synopses & Reviews
When James Warhola was a little boy, his father had a junk business that turned their yard into a wonderful play zone that his mother didn't fully appreciate! But whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how "junk" could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands.
Uncle Andy's offers an exciting and unique perspective on one of the most influential artists of our time. Through James' eyes, we see the things that made his family visits memorable-including the wonderful disarray of Andy's house, waking up surrounded by important art and incredible collected objects, trying on Andy's wigs, sharing the run of Andy's house with his twenty-five cats (all named Sam), and getting art supplies from Andy as a goodbye present. James was lucky enough to learn about art from an innovative master and he shows how these visits with Uncle Andy taught him about the creative process and inspired him to become an artist.
"A visual tour de force...Arty, amusing and exceedingly cleve."--Kirkus "Beckoning, buoyant...brilliant."--School Library Journal, starred review "Unexpected design elements, notably reversible images printed on transparent pages, surprise readers with clever illusions and artistic allusions...Rather than magnify surrealism's sinister edge, Johnson focuses on its energy and borrows that exuberance for his own see-through pages."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how "junk" could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands. "Uncle Andy's" offers an exciting and unique perspective on one of the most influential artists of modern time. Full color.
Masterful artist D.B. Johnson captures the famous surrealist painter Magritte by telling the story of his mischievous hat! In this playful and innovative romp, readers can alter the artwork with four transparent pages, adding to the surrealism and whimsy of the experience!and#160;
"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." and#8212;Rene Magritte
D.B. Johnson writes andand#160;illustrates the surreal story of famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects some of Magritte's own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magritte's work.
This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page.
About the Author
James Warhola wrote and illustrated Uncle Andy’s
: A faabbbulous visit with Andy Warhol,
a Book Sense 76 selection. He lives in Tivoli, New York.
James Warhola wrote and illustrated Uncle Andy’s: A faabbbulous visit with Andy Warhol, a Book Sense 76 selection. He lives in Tivoli, New York.