Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Learning about the Impressionists

After we returned from Texas, there was a lovely parcel from London waiting for us. A dear friend's soon-to-be mother-in-law sent us a set of "Katie books" by James Mayhew. These adorable books are about a little girl and her grandmother who visit museums together. Grandma always manages to fall asleep just before Katie crawls into a picture frame to see what's going on. There are several books in the series, and while they all have virtually the same plot, my kids found them absolutely fascinating. We've read each one over and over again in the course of the past month. 

After I read Katie Meets the Impressionists to my 8-year-old ("Mom, what is an 'impressionist'?), he presented me with this the next day:

Needless to say, I was thrilled to see him experimenting with what he had seen in the book and learning from the masters. If you are looking for a new art education resource for your child's library, any of the Katie books would be worth acquiring. 

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