This is a delightful children’s book about elements of art: line, shape and color. There is a tour at the Meadows Museum called, “Learning to Look,” for Grades 1-5. Identifying basic elements of art is part of it, so when I saw this book in Brainpickings, I checked it out of the library. It’s so on-point that I had to have my own copy. Maybe I’ll ask to add it to the docents’ library.
I’m dreaming of creating a combination of story hour and art tour, but our time is limited to an hour & the kids need to do most of the talking so it could be tricky.
Here’s the beginning of the book:
“I see lines and shapes and colors everywhere around me…When you put them together they make a picture. Some pictures make me laugh out loud; other made me want to cry. Some pictures are as exciting as a ride on a roller coaster. Others make me feel as quiet as falling snow. That’s because the lines and shapes and colors in them are arranged in different ways.”