Synopses & Reviews
Children will learn to count from 1 to 12 while looking at fine art masterpieces in this lively new book. Cats by Gainsborough, boats by Van Gogh, a circle of dancers by Matisse, a king and queen sculpted by Henry Mooreand#8212;theyand#8217;re all here to encourage counting and to introduce the fascinating world of art. A short rhyme perfect for reading aloud accompanies each illustration, helping children find the objects to count. Art 123
is a great book forand#160;all art lovers
Praise for ART 123
Zuffi provides a puzzlelike approach to counting objects in selected works of art. Readers can count from 1 to 12 in the first dozen artworks and then jump to counting "so many" in the final selection. Each piece appears opposite a pertinent rhyming sentence or two and large bold numerals indicating how many items to find in each picture. Some can be challenging to locate. Readers count people, kittens, sun rays, shapes, boats, flowers. . . . .Hopper, Matisse, Van Gogh, and Renoir are among the featured painters. This picture book works well as a concept book and as a resource for stimulating art appreciation.and#160;Because the size of the images varies, Art 123 would be best used for one-on-one sharing. It is a worthy extra purchase for libraries needing more counting or art-appreciation materials.and#8211;Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH, School Library Journal
The fun adds up as New York is explored in this unique counting book and companion to the award- winning ABC NYC.
New York City comes to vibrant new life as children learn to count from one to twenty in this inventive follow-up to the IRA notable book ABC NYC. Using famous landmarks and exciting new places that readers will want to seek out when visiting, Joanne Dugan perfectly captures the concepts that come to childrens minds as they roam the streets of the most exciting city in the world.
Including a comprehensive location list, 123 NYC inspires readers to look closely at the world around them and to see their own special landscape in a new way, all while celebrating the culturally diverse city of New York and all the children who inhabit it.
Praise for ABC NYC An International Reading Association Notable Book
Dugan clearly shares a view of the city she loves, one that will hold the interest of children through repeated viewings . . . a delightful abecedarian . . . School Library Journal
Where else does M stand for manhole cover?Time Out New York Kids
Say Cheese, New York.The New York Times
About the Author
Joanne Dugan is a New Yorkbased photographer whose work has been shown in many museums and cultural institutions, such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the New York Public Library, as well as in galleries throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. She hand-prints her limited-edition fine art photographs in her studio in New Yorkss Union Square, and she is also the photographer behind the bestselling books Taxi Driver Wisdom and ABC NYC.