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13 Art Illusions Children Should Know£9.99
This collection of masterpieces of the art of illusion will delight and entertain readers of all ages.
Children love to be fooled and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe loeil, clever uses of color and perspective, Surrealism, and Photo-Realism.
13 Artists Children Should Know£9.99
This heavily illustrated book featuring the world’s greatest painters is an excellent introduction for young readers to artists and their works.
13 British Artists Children Should Know£9.99
This lively introduction to nearly four centuries of British art offers children a strong foundation for learning in a playful and imaginative way, and will inspire them to dream, create, and think.
13 Paintings Children Should Know£9.99
People of all ages are fascinated by Mona Lisas beguiling smile, Van Goghs hypnotic night sky, and Frida Kahlos’ depiction of herself with a monkey. These paints and ten others are featured in the book in large reproductions with accompanying details.
Art Detective Spot the Difference!£9.99
This highly engaging book lets young readers play detective as they examine great works of art to see if they are the real thing or forgeries. From Michelangelo to Picasso, art history is filled with stories of spectacular forgeries that have stumped the greatest scholars of their time. It is from this fascinating angle that young readers learn about the great works of art in this fun and educational book.
Heads by Matthew Van Fleet£12.99
Eye-Popping Fun for toddlers – a cast of irresistible animals use their heads to demonstrate opposites, actions, and more!
Magic at the Museum£10.95
Jane Heinrichs’ delightful imagination and her wonderful artistry have created a work of real magic. In the dream of her small heroine, she not only brings to life the Courtauld’s great Rubens’ portrait of Jan Bruegel and his family, but also brilliantly captures the charm of its 18th century architectural setting looking out over Edmond J. Safra courtyard at Somerset House.
Ocean- A Photicular Book£17.99
An alien-like Dumbo octopus hovers in the inky black deep; a vivid orange sea nettle jellyfish gracefully floats by. The bioluminescent and ferocious deep sea angler glows in the dark; a neon sea horse feeds among the kelp. A sand tiger shark bares its teeth; a moray eel peers out of the seaweed in vivid, up close detail.
Renoir & MeSale!
This is a lively and beautifully illustrated children’s guide to the life and work of the French Impressionist painter Pierre Auguste Renoir.
Safari A Photicular Book£17.99
Imagine a field guide to all the animals you’d encounter on an African safari, but instead of looking at a photograph of them in the book youre reading, you’re actually seeing a small film clip on the page of the animal in motion. Its a PhoticularTM Book a lenticular-based technology that transfers fluid 4-colour movies onto a book page.
Tails by Matthew Van Fleet£8.99
Matthew Van Fleet’s lovable menagerie features furry tails, spiny tails, shiny tails, and tails that wag–all designed to inspire and withstand hours of interactive play. While pulling tabs and opening gatefolds, those tail tuggers can also learn to count from one to ten. Tails is so full of action and fun that even parents will revel in repeated readings.
The Art Treasure Hunt£9.99
Young children love a good game of ‘I Spy with My Little Eye.’ In this beautifully designed book they are playfully challenged to find details ‘hidden’ in some of the world’s greatest paintings. On each double-page spread, a large reproduction of a masterpiece such as Kandinsky’s Heavenly Blue, Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Rousseau’s The Dream or Breugel’s Children’s Games is paired with a list of items to search for: a dog, an umbrella, or a ball, for instance.
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