Friday, February 3, 2012

Poetry Friday: Mini Masters

Mini Masters Boxed Set
Art and poetry? Could it be better? Celebrate Poetry Friday with this classic boxed set of Mini Masters. Included are Dancing with Degas, In the Garden with Van Gogh, A Magical Day with Matisse, and A Picnic with Monet. Famous paintings are paired with rhyming texts which describe the masterpieces.

Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober's rhymes introduce these incredible master images and invite further imaginings. From In the Garden with Van Gogh:

Twelve sunflowers
lean toward the light.
Five are wide open,
seven shut tight.

From Dancing with Degas:

Tired dancers
rest legs and feet,
and dream of floating
off to sleep.

Aside from this boxed treasure, look for single titles: Painting with Picasso, Quiet Time with Cassatt, Sharing with Renoir, Sunday with Seurat, Dreaming with Rousseau, and On an Island with Gauguin. I love this collection! Happy Poetry Friday!

Mini Masters, Boxed Set
by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober
Chronicle Books, 2006

1 comment:

Playing by the book said...

I really like the idea of pairing poetry with the art - a great way to introduce the paintings to little folk.