Fine Art Board Books for Toddlers

I really wish these Mini-Masters board books had been available when my kids were little.  I would’ve owned every book in the series (and they probably would’ve had nothing but these books for their early board books!).  Plus, it would’ve given the kiddos an opportunity to spend as much time exploring the reproductions as they might want (rather than having Mommy standing careful continual guard over the expensive family art books).

Personally, I’m not sure I would actually read the accompanying text to my kids (it seems a little childish), but I would sit with the kids and talk about (“narrate”) what is in the reproductions, themselves.


Cassatt

Every reproduction of Mary Cassatt’s work in this book contains either a child, or a child with a parent.  Young children will be particularly drawn to the images in this board book.


Degas

Children can enter Edgar Degas’s magical world of toe shoes, tutus, and elegant ballerinas.


Gauguin

The artist’s Tahitian paintings transport mini art lovers to a lush, colorful island where they can join in the celebration of island life.


Matisse

The little ones will love spending A Magical Day with Matisse in a world full of music, color, bobbing sailboats, and tickled toes.


Monet

Claude Monet’s light-filled paintings take children on an enchanted picnic in the countryside.

 


Picasso

“Picasso for kids?  Yes, it can be done!  This book includes several of his earlier works as well as some later works appropriate for young ones.”


Renoir

Set against the backdrop of well-known works by the artist, Auguste Renoir, rhyming text tells a story of activities that can be shared by two people from the artwork.


Rousseau

In Dreaming with Rousseau, the artist’s vibrant paintings invite readers on a journey to dreamlike jungles packed with playful monkeys, a racing tiger, and other surprises.


Seurat

“The colors are beautiful and each work has a ton of detail to hold a child’s attention for a long while.”


Van Gogh

The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of In the Garden with Van Gogh will delight little ones.

 


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One response to “Fine Art Board Books for Toddlers

  1. madamebutterfly123

    thank you for sharing this list! my daughter would really love this books. i will surely buy her one of this.. she has this book http://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Coloring-Pages-Butterflies-Adults/dp/1500501255/simplepleasuresp/ that she enjoys.. She loves looking at the beautiful images of butterflies, and having fun coloring them.. You should have one of this too.

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