Monday, August 9, 2010

Painting fruit

We have some new watercolour paints, and looking around for a few models, I found this book, “Orange Pear Apple Bear” by Emily Gravett. After all, if fruit has been the subject for many a fine artist, it is surely good enough for us!

The simplicity of this book makes it perfect for toddlers. Easy to read, easy to understand and beautiful to look at. And once you look at the pictures in order to recreate them, you start to realise that the simplicity is actually very clever. A bear that looks like a pear? How unusual! But how apt!

My kids have enjoyed this book as babies, toddlers, early readers, and now, we're using it as an example for art. Excellent value.

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