One barn with open doors, four black tassels, six lotus blossoms—and nineteen irresistible invitations to see great works of art in a brand new way. Children will pore over these fascinating reproductions of masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art searching for a list of familiar objects and images. The closer children look, the more there is to see.
This is one of the most accessible art appreciation books we’ve found, showcasing great pieces of art in a conversation-stimulating format that works in one-on-one and small group settings.
The artwork included spans centuries, cultures, and artistic styles, while presenting colorful, non-violent images appealing to children of all ages. Classical pieces by renowned western artists are mingled with Egyptian wall paintings, Chinese scrolls, and more; the background of artists and paintings are included in the appendix. A graphic answer key reveals the location of listed objects. Hardcover, 40 pages. Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. Ages 4 and up.