I had the pleasure of sharing Count Monet's Lilies and Find King Henry's Treasure with A&W. Before I go into my experience, here is a bit about both of these books by Appel and Guglielmo...
Count Monet's Lilies
Step into the garden—
our day has begun.
Find Monet’s lily
and count to one . . .
This beautiful new entry in the series not only introduces children to Impressionism—perhaps the most popular artistic movement of all time--but also offers them fun with numbers. Kids can count fruit in Cézanne’s Still Life with Apples, pat six fancy hats in Degas’’ The Millinery Shop, feel the bumpy bark in Edouard Vuillard’s Two Schoolchildren, and touch blue ribbon bows in Renoir’s The Swing.
Find King Henry's Treasure
Once upon a time, there was a king who discovered that there was a dragon on the loose in his kingdom.
A knight, a dragon, and stolen treasure: what a thrilling tale this Touch the Art has to tell! As the brave knight pursues a dragon who has taken the king’s jewels, he races past famous paintings of kings, queens, and other royalty. During the exciting chase, children can touch the glittery chain on Hans Holbein’s Henry VIII, tap the crown in Nicholas Hilliard’s Queen Elizabeth I, and see Raphael’s St. George Struggling with the Dragon.
My take on Touch The Art books? Creative, engaging and a big hit with my 4 year olds (actually even Baby R enjoyed the pictures!). In Count Monet's Lilies, the boys enjoyed finding the items to count in each of the pictures and I really loved how it made them really look at the art...perfect! In Find King Henry's Treasure the boys were especially entranced by the story...dragons! A King! A Chase! All things that are huge with my little thrill seekers!
Both books are of the board variety and are super thick and sturdy which means they will hold up even after lots of reading and touching. The "touch" parts of the book are very securely attached which is important to me as, in my experience, this can be a problem with touch books (pieces falling off and being inserted into mouth etc!).
I am a big fan of Touch the Art and am already looking forward to purchasing some of the other editions like Pop Warhol's Top and Make Van Gogh's Bed...how clever! Thanks to the authors for helping to keep art alive by sparking some interest right from the very start. Bravo!
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