Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Magical Day With Matisse by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober

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Do you know Mini Masters from Chronicle Books? I love this series, and you certainly will as well. How about combining a rhyming text upon a colored field, opposite Henri Matisse' paintings? Magical!

The text of A Magical Day with Matisse describes the content of the masterpiece featured on each spread.

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It then arcs into a story as the reader joins characters outside for fun, then returns inside to rest, feast, and finally sleep. Your totz will be exposed to great works of art, absorb the style of Matisse, and learn the skill of reading and interpreting paintings.

Among other works included in the series: A Picnic with Monet, Dancing with Degas, and In the Garden with Van Gogh. Look for the boxed series sets as well.

Thank you, Chronicle Books, for treasuring fine art and totz!

A Magical Day with Matisse
by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober
Chronicle Books, 2002

1 comment:

Joan Holub said...

Yes! I love art books for totz. Also enjoyed these for the age 5-9 crowd:

Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors
by Jane O'Connor

When Pigasso Met Mootisse
by Nina Laden

Henri Matisse
by Mike Venezia