If you want to give your kids a good start in the world of art, you could check out the Meet The Artist book series by Patricia Geis.
All are fairly short hardback books from Princeton Architectural Press, with the books designed primarily to entertain, but at there same time, to educate in a ‘fun’ way.
The Matisse book offers an introduction to the artist’s career, including sculpture, fauve paintings, his friendship with Picasso and his paper cut-outs via interactive pop-ups and lift-the-flaps. Similarly, the Picasso book offers lift-the-flaps, cut-outs and pull tabs to explain how his art evolved over his lifetime-from his earliest painting at age seven to the great masterworks of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica. In addition, readers are encouraged to make their own cubist collage using an enclosed sheet containing an eclectic collection of images.
Finally, the Alexander Calder also has pop-ups, pull tabs, lift-the-flaps, and cut-outs. to explore Calder’s creative evolution, with the ability to ‘play’ with his toy designs, and even create their own sculptural circus.
They are priced from £11.67 and are available now.