Childrens (639)

13 Art Materials Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791372600

Author: Narcisa Marchioro    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fun and educational journey through art history shows young readers how the materials artists use in their work have evolved over the centuries, around the...


This fun and educational journey through art history shows young readers how the materials artists use in their work have evolved over the centuries, around the world. The earliest artists wielded bones, pieces of ivory, and wooden sticks to create works that tell us much about how ancient civilizations lived and thought. Today artists are using found objects to make elaborate pieces that are equally revealing. Aimed at young readers, this fascinating book focuses on 13 kinds of artistic materials to trace the development of artistic expression throughout history. Illustrated spreads explore how precious metals and gems were used by ancient Egyptian artisans and how Greek sculptors created beautiful vessels out of clay. It reveals the importance of cast metals to the Romans, and glass to the builders of Gothic cathedrals and Byzantine mosaics. The book also shows how the same materials were used by artists centuries apart: paper as parchment for illuminated manuscripts but also for artist books. Chapters explore the intriguing histories of paint and drawing, ranging from ground pigment to acrylic and from charcoal sticks to pen and ink. Along the way readers will become familiar with celebrated and lesser-known works of art and the people who created them. Informative and entertaining, this latest addition to the 13 Children Should Know series for children reveals how resourcefulness and ingenuity are the artist’s most precious tools.


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 03-04-2017


$32.00
All About Cats

ISBN: 9781846439339

Author: Monika Filipina    Publisher: Child’s Play

A hilarious look at what cats get up to when humans aren’t around. Contrasting personality traits are put side by side to show how cats – like people – ar...


A hilarious look at what cats get up to when humans aren’t around. Contrasting personality traits are put side by side to show how cats – like people – are diverse. The book celebrates positive relationships and the power of the imagination. • Highly detailed scenes provide children and adults with plenty to discuss as they read together. • The book is positive about all types of creativity; every activity featured in the book is approached with the same sense of fun and enthusiasm.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2016


$17.99
Beyond the Fence

ISBN: 9781846439308

Author: Maria Gulemetova    Publisher: Child’s Play

A small pig lives in a large house with a boy who tells him how to dress and what to do. One day, however, he meets a wild pig who introduces him to life ‘bey...


A small pig lives in a large house with a boy who tells him how to dress and what to do. One day, however, he meets a wild pig who introduces him to life ‘beyond the fence’. Quirky and charming, this debut book contains important messages about individuality and making your own choices. • 'Beyond the Fence' can be used to raise the self-esteem of shy children. • Traditionally painted illustrations give this book a nostalgic feel


Bind: paperback


Pages: 36


Dimensions: 285 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2016


$17.99
Rainforest

ISBN: 9781846439353

Author: Julia Groves    Publisher: Child’s Play

Travel deep into the rainforest - what elusive, fascinating creatures will you find there? Delicate, colourful and distinctive, Julia Groves' illustrations intr...


Travel deep into the rainforest - what elusive, fascinating creatures will you find there? Delicate, colourful and distinctive, Julia Groves' illustrations introduce us to the animals that live in this precious and endangered habitat. • Wildlife fans will be thrilled to encounter all kinds of rainforest creatures - from the familiar species to the more obscure. • 'Rainforest' can be used to teach children the importance of conserving habitats, particularly those that are rich with rare and endangered species.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 285 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2016


$24.99
Animals of Africa - Make Your Own Paper Animals

ISBN: 9788415967798

Author: patrick Pasques    Publisher: Promo Press

Papercraft toys are a unique way of bringing together creative and spatial abilities and of helping children to strengthen their cognitive skills. This book off...


Papercraft toys are a unique way of bringing together creative and spatial abilities and of helping children to strengthen their cognitive skills. This book offers children a great selection of some of their favourite animals, such as lions, elephants, or zebras in 20 cut-out templates.The book taps into the fascination that African animals arouse in all children. An ideal book for children and grown-up fans of 3D papercraft alike, and a splendid gift crafted from the highest-quality materials. Patrick Pasques is a well-known children’s and paper craft author. He is also the author of 3D Paper Craft Racing Cars and 3D Paper Craft Robots, both long-time bestsellers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


$29.99
Journey on a Cloud: A Children's Book Inspired by Marc Chagall

ISBN: 9783791370576

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One of artist Marc Chagall’s most enduring paintings is the basis for this beautifully crafted children’s book that tells an enchanting story. This book te...


One of artist Marc Chagall’s most enduring paintings is the basis for this beautifully crafted children’s book that tells an enchanting story. This book tells the story of the postman Zephyr, who lives in a little blue village in the mountains where nothing ever changes. A dreamer hoping for adventures, he travels on a cloud, embarking on a fantastic airborne journey that takes him to distant and colorful lands. Eventually Zephyr falls to earth and meets a beautiful young woman. Together they return to the postman’s home village which is now transformed in Zephyr’s eyes and begin their exciting new life together. Inspired by Chagall’s masterpiece, a world of color and imagination awaits the readers of this book. Paintings based on Chagall’s striking palette and elegant lines help tell a simple yet poetic story. The book includes a gorgeous reproduction of Chagall’s masterpiece “Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel” (“The Brideand Groom of the Eiffel Tower”), illustrating a journey of words and pictures, and introducing young readers to the work of one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Tags: October 2016   Childrens
$32.00
The Great Wave : A Children's Book Inspired by Hokusai

ISBN: 9783791370583

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Hokusai’s classic woodcut of a majestic wave becomes the starting point for a storybook children will want to read again and again. On a stormy winter’s da...


Hokusai’s classic woodcut of a majestic wave becomes the starting point for a storybook children will want to read again and again. On a stormy winter’s day, a baby boy, Naoki, is swept into a fisherman’s boat by a great wave. Years pass, but still Naoki does not grow. Must he return to the ocean in order to become a young man? The answer arrives in the form of a mythic fish. Japanese artist Hokusai is one of the world’s most celebrated printmakers. His famous woodcut, “The Great Wave,” epitomizes the artist’s characteristic techniques and themes. In this children’s book, the artist’s masterpiece is the genesis for a simple but compelling story, beautifully illustrated in pictures that recall Hokusai’s brilliant use of detail, perspective and color. A stunning reproduction of the woodcut itself is featured in the book, supplemented by information about the artist and his work. At once modern and classic, The Great Wave introduces young readers to a beloved artist and his timeless portrayals of nature and transformation.


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Tags: October 2016   Childrens
$32.00
Paper Toys Robots

ISBN: 9781584236498

Author: Arnaud Roi    Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume ...


Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume in the series is designed by a different talented artist, lending a stylized look to their fanciful creations. With several themes to choose from including Animals, Monsters, Robots, and Fantasy Creatures, the options for imaginative play are endless. Printed on durable cardstock and die-cut, each toy is easy to assemble with no glue or scissors needed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$22.99
Paper Toys Monsters

ISBN: 9781584236474

Author: Marie Guibert    Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume ...


Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume in the series is designed by a different talented artist, lending a stylized look to their fanciful creations. With several themes to choose from including Animals, Monsters, Robots, and Fantasy Creatures, the options for imaginative play are endless. Printed on durable cardstock and die-cut, each toy is easy to assemble with no glue or scissors needed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$22.99
Paper Toys Fantasy Creatures

ISBN: 9781584236504

Author: Tougui    Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume ...


Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume in the series is designed by a different talented artist, lending a stylized look to their fanciful creations. With several themes to choose from including Animals, Monsters, Robots, and Fantasy Creatures, the options for imaginative play are endless. Printed on durable cardstock and die-cut, each toy is easy to assemble with no glue or scissors needed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$22.99
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