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10 Books About Art

    Mix it Up!

    Mix it Up! - Hervé Tullet

    Using no special effects other than the reader's imagination, simple directions lead the reader to experiment with mixing and changing colors on the printed page.
    PICTURE BOOK Tullet, H. 
    Duck! Rabbit!

    Duck! Rabbit! - Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
    PICTURE BOOK Rosenthal, A. 
    Wild About Shapes

    Wild About Shapes - Jérémie Fischer

    Acetate inserts printed with shapes transform abstract screen prints into animals, while simultaneously introducing basic color theory.
    PICTURE BOOK Fischer, J.                                           
    Dog Loves Drawing

    Dog Loves Drawing - Louise Yates

    Dog loves drawing so much that he draws his very own adventure.
    PICTURE BOOK Yates, L.                                            
    I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

    I Ain't Gonna Paint No More - Karen Beaumont

    In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.
    PICTURE BOOK Beaumont, K.  

    Round Trip

    Round Trip - Ann Jonas

    Black and white illustrations and text record the sights on a day trip to the city and back home again to the country. The trip to the city is read from front to back and the return trip, from back to front, upside down.
    PICTURE BOOK Jonas, A.
    The Art of Miss Chew

    The Art of Miss Chew - Patricia Polacco

    Describes how a teacher named Miss Chew encouraged individuality, and accepted learning differences, and helped a young student with academic difficulties get extra time to take tests and permission to be in advanced art classes. Inspired by the author's memories of her art teacher.  
    PICTURE BOOK Polacco, P.                                          
    The Noisy Paint Box: the Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

    The Noisy Paint Box: the Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art - Barb Rosenstock

    Describes how his creative life was profoundly shaped by a neurological condition called synesthesia which caused him to experienced colors as sounds and sounds as colors.
    CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Kandinsky, W 2014

    A Splash of Red: the Life and Art of Horace Pippin

    A Splash of Red: the Life and Art of Horace Pippin - Jen Bryant

    Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.  
    CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Pippin, H. 2013                                          

    Masterpiece - Elise Broach

    After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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