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Summary: This book is part of a series that describes art around a theme. It introduces elementary school students to the world of art. Each of the 16 works focuses on a single topic so that the children can see how artists share their thoughts and feelings. This interactive book itnroduces children to art and leads them to explore paintings about weather.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, read aloud book, reluctant reader, remedial reader
Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 10 to 12
Interest Level: 9 to 12
Reading Level: 3.9
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a superb series of books and an excellent program on the whole. The selection of artworks, the discussion starters, and the quality of the graphics contribute to the success of this project.
Pros: This book, and other titles in the series, introduces basic artistic concepts, styles, and techniques. There are also loads of activities that make learning enjoyable..
Borrow or Buy: Buy. The program is creatively designed, colorfully illustrated, and pedagogically sound. If you or someone you know is interested in art or art education, run to bookstore now!
Educational Themes: In the author’s own words, “The books encourage children to look critically, answer-and ask-thought-provoking questions, and form an appreciation and understanding an artist’s vision. Each book is devoted to a single subject so that children can see how different artists have approached and treated the same theme, and begin to understand the importance of individual style.” P.36
Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 3.9
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - art, art history, weather, nature
Date(s) Reviewed: June 2009
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