One of the first two volumes in a relaunch of the best-selling series that encourages children to learn about the world by looking at art, and about art by looking at the world How Artists See is a series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children the art of observation and increase their visual literacy. Each volume presents eighteen diverse works of art, all devoted to a subject that children know from personal experience. Author Colleen Carroll's friendly, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions that promote exploration, self-expression, and fun. In this revised and redesigned edition of the classic How Artists See Animals, more than half the artworks are newly selected-and they range from contemporary street art to an ancient Greek coin. Children will discover how Andy Warhol's rhinoceros resembles a prehistoric cave painting, how Frank Gehry turned a fish's sleek aquatic shape into architecture, and how Georgia O'Keefe captured a bird in flight using just a few curving lines.
Carroll's prose is simple but lively: engaging, questioning, sometimes humorous, often invoking sensory responses... This book would provide an excellent jumping-off point for a teacher or parent to encourage children to engage with art, to spark creativity, and to build visual-literacy skills. Praise for the How Artists See series: Carroll's series eclipses the competition How Artists See has the makings of a classic a core experience for budding art enthusiasts to build on. Publishers Weekly Wow! If you have been looking for a way to get children interested in art, call off the search, it just doesn't get any better than this. Children's Literature Choice List These are first-rate art appreciation guides for adults and young children together, or older readers alone. Children's Literature Review