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Blue dog man
Rodrigue, George.
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Publication Information:
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999.
Physical Description:
147 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm

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ND237.R69 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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A fresh concept in children's book publishing, the Art of Children series helps kids discover the world of visual art in a fun, intuitive manner. Using a wealth of images from around the globe and across the centuries, these eye-catching books encourage children to appreciate art in a way that is natural and absorbing.Each volume focuses on a significant aspect of art: portraits, the human figure, animals, and nature. Through clearly presented text and images, these books make it possible -- and enjoyable -- for young readers to explore a work of art on their own without needing an adult to explain it to them. Children will respond eagerly to these four wonderful books that are beautiful, accessible, and don't "talk down" to them, while adults will gain the satisfaction of enlightening a new generation of art lovers.

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Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-These titles feature art from around the globe from ancient to contemporary times. A wide range of mediums, including sculpture, drawing, pottery, and masks, is represented. Figuring Figures focuses on images of the human body, while Face concentrates on the variety of ways in which the face has been depicted. Some works are instantly recognizable, such as Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Auguste Rodin's Thinker, but the majority are not well-known. The pieces are often paired ("some faces are rOund/others are long") and the texts encourage children to look carefully and make their own observations. A lively running commentary in large print gives an overview of the art but the captions, while providing details about the specific objects and paintings, are a bit dry and the information offered is sometimes superfluous or oversimplified. However, the books are striking. They have bright covers, varied typeface, and creative layouts and will appeal to a younger audience than most of the other books on art history. Children whose interest in art has been spurred by these titles may want to read (and examine) Gladys Blizzard's "Come Look with Me" series (Lickle) or Lucy Micklethwait's "I Spy" titles (Greenwillow).-Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.