From the author of I SPY – AN ALPHABET IN ART; and I SPY – NUMBERS IN ART, another colour illustrated title containing a selection of fine art paintings from artists worldwide and throughout history, combined with a simple game of animal identification.
I spy with my little eye…
The twenty magnificent paintings in this book have different animals for you to find. Can you spot them all?
With a wonderful variety of artists, including Titian, Renoir and Picasso, this game is the perfect way to introduce children to fine art.
A childhood game becomes an unusual alphabet book: readers are challenged to search fine paintings (their dates ranging from a 15th-century illuminated book to a 1967 painting by David Hockney; all but one from Western art), exquisitely reproduced, for "something beginning with" successive letters: a task leading naturally to examination of the entire painting and naming many things within it. Some are harder than others, but the rewards are commensurably greater. The paintings are well chosen for quality, variety, and appeal; a key provides identifications and locations. An unusual and effective approach to familiarizing young children with art. (Kirkus Reviews)