April 2017 (51)

13 Art Illusions Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791371108

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Children love to be fooled - and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for...


Children love to be fooled - and artists are some of the greatest tricksters around. This collection features artworks that incorporate a variety of methods for tricking our eyes: including trompe-l'oeil, clever uses of colour and perspective, surrealism and photorealism. Arranged thematically, each work is presented in a two-page spread. Lively texts explain the methods the artist employed to shape an illusion. Reproduced in vibrant colour, these pieces of ripe fruit, blooming flowers, a half-opened curtain, flickering lines and impossible worlds come alive on the page, providing hours of absorbing fun as readers are drawn into the stories behind their creation. Playful, intriguing, and educational, these great illusions are a terrific way to introduce children to the world of art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2012


$32.00
13 Buildings Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791341712

Author: Annette Roeder    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Children's fascination with buildings is a natural outgrowth of their curiosity about anything strange or huge or complex. This unique book brings together thir...


Children's fascination with buildings is a natural outgrowth of their curiosity about anything strange or huge or complex. This unique book brings together thirteen architectural wonders that have intrigued children for years. Through activities such as games, quizzes, drawings and other activities, it teaches them the history behind each of the buildings, and presents fascinating facts about the design, historical use, and construction techniques. This book features pyramids built by men with pulleys, a tower that leans, an opera house shaped like a sailboat, a museum built like a spiral, and the most recent example, a bird's nestA" stadium where the 2008 summer Olympics were held. Each of these buildings and more are introduced to young readers through lively texts and illustrations that will serve to heighten their interest and knowledge about the world's most important architecture, and perhaps inspire them to dream and build on their own.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 282 mm


Publication Date: 23-04-2009


$32.00
13 Bridges Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791372402

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The bridges profiled in this engaging book for young readers have achieved legendary status. Filled with photographs, plans, drawings and informative texts it e...


The bridges profiled in this engaging book for young readers have achieved legendary status. Filled with photographs, plans, drawings and informative texts it explores the fascinating history, construction, design and significance of 13 renowned structures in a manner that will appeal to children hungry for information. In double-page spreads that highlight important as well as little-known facts, they will learn about the building of the Millau Viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world; how the Golden Gate bridge lives up to its evocative name; the haunting history of Venice's 16th-century Bridge of Sighs, and the ingenious construction methods devised by the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge. Vibrantly designed to encourage children to linger and explore the subject further, this book will appeal to curious minds, and inspire its young readers to dream and build on their own.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 25-10-2015


$32.00
13 Skyscrapers Children Should Know

ISBN: 9783791372518

Author: Brad Finger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

There's something irresistible about a skyscraper. It can reshape an entire city skyline and from the building's top floors, people can see the world from a dif...


There's something irresistible about a skyscraper. It can reshape an entire city skyline and from the building's top floors, people can see the world from a different perspective. Travelling from New York City to Dubai, from London to Shanghai, and from Kuala Lumpur to Chicago, this colorful book featuresdouble-page spreads for each of the skyscrapers it profiles. Each chapter includes photographs, information on the building's architect and history, and interesting facts about its construction and use. For instance, why is the Chrysler Building so admired, even though it doesn't stand nearly as tall as other skyscrapers? How do you measure the height of a building and how do you make sure it doesn't topple over in strong winds? How has skyscraper technology changed, from the steel frame skeletons that supported the earliest towers to the advanced computer programs that are now needed to design buildings more than 100 stories high? How has city life changed since the first skyscrapers were built? Written in a style that will draw in young readers, this fascinating tour of the world's tallest buildings will satisfy even the most curious minds.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 242 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2016


$32.00
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
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 Dreaming Giant

ISBN: 9783791372792

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One of Wassily Kandinsky’s most fantastical and vivid paintings is the foundation for this children’s book about a journey into the heart and mind of a slee...


One of Wassily Kandinsky’s most fantastical and vivid paintings is the foundation for this children’s book about a journey into the heart and mind of a sleeping giant. Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s 1940 painting, Sky Blue, this delightful children’s book delves into the kaleidoscopic mind of a sleeping giant. Author Veronique Massenot and illustrator Peggy Nille interpret Kandinsky’s abstract characters as the somnolent visions of a giant who stumbles into a village of microscopic townspeople. Though the villagers initially fear the enormous stranger, they soon discover a gentle soul through his beautiful dreams. With its brightly colored palette and playful drawings, this wonderfully imaginative book echoes Kandinsky’s lively style. As young readers explore the wonders of the miniature villagers’ world and the colossal giant’s imagination, they will be inspired to find their own way around Kandinsky’s enigmatic masterpiece.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$32.00
Wheels at Work: Emergency

ISBN: 9781846439810

Author: Cocoretto    Publisher: Child’s Play

In these new lift-the-flap books, we take a closer look at the various types of vehicles and machines used in the world of work. Lift-up flaps provide the perfe...


In these new lift-the-flap books, we take a closer look at the various types of vehicles and machines used in the world of work. Lift-up flaps provide the perfect opportunity to develop prediction and memory skills. A great starting point for a discussion about work and what makes the machines suitable for particular tasks. A diverse range of characters operate the vehicles and the books include examples of eco-friendly activities, such as recycling and tree-planting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 180 x 180 mm


$17.99
Wheels at Work: City

ISBN: 9781846439827

Author: Cocoretto    Publisher: Child’s Play

In these new lift-the-flap books, we take a closer look at the various types of vehicles and machines used in the world of work. Lift-up flaps provide the perfe...


In these new lift-the-flap books, we take a closer look at the various types of vehicles and machines used in the world of work. Lift-up flaps provide the perfect opportunity to develop prediction and memory skills. A great starting point for a discussion about work and what makes the machines suitable for particular tasks. A diverse range of characters operate the vehicles and the books include examples of eco-friendly activities, such as recycling and tree-planting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 180 x 180 mm


$17.99
Wheels at Work: Farm

ISBN: 9781846439834

Author: Cocoretto    Publisher: Child’s Play

In these new lift-the-flap books, we take a closer look at the various types of vehicles and machines used in the world of work. Lift-up flaps provide the perfe...


In these new lift-the-flap books, we take a closer look at the various types of vehicles and machines used in the world of work. Lift-up flaps provide the perfect opportunity to develop prediction and memory skills. A great starting point for a discussion about work and what makes the machines suitable for particular tasks. A diverse range of characters operate the vehicles and the books include examples of eco-friendly activities, such as recycling and tree-planting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 180 x 180 mm


$17.99
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