Monday, March 19, 2012

Great book I found in the library for Rosie

Babar's Gallery. A fantastic read for the littlies and adults alike. Babar and Celeste set up an art gallery to display all their stored artworks, with elephantized versions of many famous paintings, including The Scream, the Mona Lisa, and Botticelli's Birth of Venus. Hilarious.

Babar and Celeste's kids have plenty of questions to ask of the art appreciation kind as they are looking at the portraits too. "Does it have to make sense?" was one of my favourites.

If you've visited, or planning to visit, your local art gallery, this is really worth reading to your kids. There's a list at the back of all the famous artworks featured in the book (if, like me, your art appreciation and recognition skills are limited...).


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