Saturday, July 3, 2010

Little Nippers Top 10

This month, I searched for entertaining books that would introduce children to the world’s most influential artists and inspire them to create their own works of art. I tried to find books that represent different techniques so the list can be used for teaching purposes in school or at home. Subject matter includes Surrealism, Impressionism, Pop Art, and Abstract Expressionism to name a few. Most of the books listed below are about specific artists. Two, however, are simply about the act of creating art itself. This assignment led me through quite the journey. My kids and I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about fine art and, in the process; we’ve discovered many artists unknown to us. I hope this research will benefit other Moms and teachers as well.

Uncle Andy’s; A Faabbbulous Visit with Andy Warhol
Written and Illustrated by James Warhola. Ages 4-8. This book is based on a true story about the authors visit to his famous uncle in August of 1962; the year Andy Warhol introduced the world to his soup can paintings. As the author spends time with his uncle he notices how everyday things are turned into art. There are paintings of money, pop bottles and many versions of those famous soup cans. With his 25 cats (all named Sam), his crazy wigs and the piles of “junk” in his house, this tale of the quirky artist will sure to delight children and reinforce Warhol’s idea that there is beauty everywhere!

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1 comment:

  1. I love good "Living Books" that inspire children and encourage them to use their imaginations. What a treasure!

    Jeanie at Twice is Nice Blog