Micklethwait, Lucy. A Child’s Book of Art: Discover Great Painting. Dorling Kindersley, 1999. ISBN 0-7894-4283-3. $16.95. 32 pp. A 1-6 NF Reviewed by Marsha D. Broadway A description of this delightful introduction to art appreciation is dull compared to the actual work. Using thirteen paintings from Botticelli’s “Primavera” to Rousseau’s “Tropical Forest with Monkeys” on double-page spreads, the author guides the reader to a better understanding of each painting. On the left-hand page is a brief background statement followed by “The Investigation,” which features details from the painting and related questions. On the right-hand page,”The Facts,” information about the painting, are presented, along with a color reproduction of the painting and brief information about the artist. The purpose of the book is to encourage children to investigate paintings, not merely to look at them. A truly interesting way to start young people on the course to experiencing fine art, iconography, and more, this book would be a great gift for a young family and perfect to share with a young person prior to a trip to a museum. School and public library collections would benefit from this addition.
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