Childrens (656)

The Great Big Art History Colouring Book

ISBN: 9783791372952

Author: Annabelle Von Sperber    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Young readers will find themselves immersed in art history with this large-format coloring book that provides hours of fun with great educational opportunities ...


Young readers will find themselves immersed in art history with this large-format coloring book that provides hours of fun with great educational opportunities along the way. Filled with imaginative drawings and sketches to color in and paint, this book features all twelve large plates and many more individual scenes from Annabelle von Sperber’s “Where’s the Artist?” book. Arranged chronologically, each scene depicts a critical juncture in the history of art: from the temples of ancient Egypt to Leonardo da Vinci’s studio. The drawings encourage coloring and learning about artistic movements and personalities, making this a source of information as well as a welcome outlet for the artist in all of us.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 285 x 395 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$32.00
Animal Asanas: Yoga for Children

ISBN: 9783791372754

Author: Leila Kadri Oostendorp    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This colorful menagerie of yoga poses featuring animals will help kids take part in the age-old practice and enjoy yoga’s benefits in a fun and engaging way. ...


This colorful menagerie of yoga poses featuring animals will help kids take part in the age-old practice and enjoy yoga’s benefits in a fun and engaging way. Yoga reduces stress, increases the sense of wellbeing, and encourages mindfulness—and it can also be fun. This book features double-page spreads of 15 animal asanas—animals in yoga poses. Elsa Bahia’s charming illustrations demonstrate how to do each pose, while helpful texts explain the asanas’ health benefits and connections to their animal namesakes. Written with children in mind, the instructions to stretch like a dog, roar like a lion, move knees like butterfly wings, arch like a cat, jump like a frog, and more, give kids concrete images that will help them understand the yoga poses—and the freedom to be as silly and expressive as they want. This delightful introduction to yoga will get kids excited about the practice, and give their parents and teachers a reason to move right along with them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$34.00
The Egg

ISBN: 9783791372945

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Beautiful, whimsical, and entertaining, this book of illustrations by Britta Teckentrup shows eggs in all their fragility, complexity, and variety. Is there any...


Beautiful, whimsical, and entertaining, this book of illustrations by Britta Teckentrup shows eggs in all their fragility, complexity, and variety. Is there anything as simple as an egg? Is there anything as complex? In this gorgeous picture book, Britta Teckentrup portrays eggs through the eyes of an artist. From hummingbirds to the extinct elephant bird, illustrations of the avian world’s smallest and largest eggs demonstrate the variety present in nature. Pastel studies explore the rainbow of soft colors and intricate patterns that make eggs of common birds seem incredibly striking. In Teckentrup’s hands, a scattering of broken egg shells become abstract art; a nest of unhatched eggs suggest the possibility and promise of life. Her studies of songbirds and nests are themselves beautifully composed works of color and line. A lovely meditation on the diversity of eggs, this magnificent book offers hours of lingering pleasure, and becomes fertile ground for conversation and imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$34.00
Where's The Artist?

ISBN: 9783791372334

Author: Susanne Rebscher    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This delightful and engaging introduction to the history of art for children comes in a beautiful oversized format and features intricate illustrations with hid...


This delightful and engaging introduction to the history of art for children comes in a beautiful oversized format and features intricate illustrations with hidden details. Children love to pore over detailed illustrations, especially when they contain hidden elements for them to find. This endlessly entertaining book opens up entire historic periods to young readers in double page spreads that are teeming with life and meticulously drawn to teach them about artistic traditions. Each spread represents a moment in history, capturing how art was integrated into daily life and illustrating contemporary styles, tools, and mediums. Children will learn about cave paintings and what humans used for light and why they painted so many animals and hunting scenes. They’ll find themselves in Ancient Greece, where deities watch over a busy marketplace in front of the Parthenon. A cross-section of a medieval monastery, Leonardo’s workshop, and a collection of 19th century artists painting in nature are just a few more of the examples, which take readers through to the present day. Featuring additional information including facts and anecdotes that enhance the experience of learning, a book to turn to again and again, Where’s the Artist? provides an ingenious and beautifully executed tutorial on art history that will captivate children of any age.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 285 x 395 mm


$45.00
Where Is The Frog? : A Children's Book Inspired by Claude Monet

ISBN: 9783791371399

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Based on the beloved series of water lily paintings by Claude Monet, this children’s book draws readers into the atmosphere and colors of Monet’s garden at ...


Based on the beloved series of water lily paintings by Claude Monet, this children’s book draws readers into the atmosphere and colors of Monet’s garden at Giverny, where a lovely but vain frog tries to insert herself into the artist’s work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


$32.00
The Three Musicians : A Children's Book Inspired by Pablo Picasso

ISBN: 9783791371511

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Beautifully illustrated in the style of Pablo Picasso, this tale of music's ability to soothe a savage beast introduces children to aspects of the great artist'...


Beautifully illustrated in the style of Pablo Picasso, this tale of music's ability to soothe a savage beast introduces children to aspects of the great artist's work. The kingdom of Mirador is terrified of a monstrous, fire-spewing beast that lurks just outside the village walls. No one has actually seen the creature except for the king, whose constant reminder of impending danger turns the village gloomy and joyless. One spring day a troupe of musicians and their dog enters the gates. Suddenly there is fun and romance, song and dance. The people are no longer afraid—until the loathsome beast does, in fact, appear. What happens next will delight children and adults alike as the magic of art and music transforms screams of terror into peals of laughter. Drawing on details of Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece Three Musicians, artist Vanessa Hié uses brightly hued watercolors, bold lines, and graphic images to familiarize children with Picasso’s style. The book closes with a reproduction of Picasso’s original painting and an engaging lesson on the artist’s use of images and symbols, his fascination with theater and music, and his passionate pleas for peace in the wake of world war.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


$32.00
Funny Machines for George the Sheep : A Children's Book Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci

ISBN: 9783791371665

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This delightful introduction to the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci teaches young readers about the painstaking but rewarding art of design and discovery. Geor...


This delightful introduction to the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci teaches young readers about the painstaking but rewarding art of design and discovery. George the sheep is happy living outside in his meadow except for one thing: when it rains, he shrinks to the size of a mouse; when the sun comes out he grows enormous. Befuddled, his owner Leon sets out to find a way to shelter George from the rain. A huge set of bat wings to dry his fur? A wheeled chariot to keep out the wet? Finally he alights on the perfect solution—a large umbrella. But when the wind plays havoc with this contraption Leon must put pencil to paper once again to come up with a solution. Through careful measuring, sketching, and a truly indefatigable spirit, Leon, like his fifteenth-century namesake, solves the kinds of problems that have challenged inventors throughout history. Cleverly invoking the mechanical genius of Leonardo da Vinci, this delightful children’s book explores the art of invention through illustrations and an entertaining story.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


$32.00
Big Noisy Trucks

ISBN: 9781904618881

Author: picthall and gunzi    Publisher: Award Publications

Bright, colourful and full of fun, Big Noisy Trucks has a sound button to press and lots of counting, matching and seek-and-find games to play inside.


Bright, colourful and full of fun, Big Noisy Trucks has a sound button to press and lots of counting, matching and seek-and-find games to play inside.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 6


Dimensions: 220 x 162 mm


$14.99
Big Noisy Tractors

ISBN: 9781904618898

Author: picthall and gunzi    Publisher: Award Publications

Bright, colourful and full of fun, Big Noisy Tractors has a sound button to press and lots of counting, matching and seek-and-find games to play inside.


Bright, colourful and full of fun, Big Noisy Tractors has a sound button to press and lots of counting, matching and seek-and-find games to play inside.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 6


Dimensions: 215 x 140 mm


$14.99
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
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