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.
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.
Children can enter Edgar Degas’s magical world of toe shoes, tutus, and elegant ballerinas.
The artist’s Tahitian paintings transport mini art lovers to a lush, colorful island where they can join in the celebration of island life.
The little ones will love spending A Magical Day with Matisse in a world full of music, color, bobbing sailboats, and tickled toes.
Claude Monet’s light-filled paintings take children on an enchanted picnic in the countryside.
“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.”
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.
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.
“The colors are beautiful and each work has a ton of detail to hold a child’s attention for a long while.”
The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of In the Garden with Van Gogh will delight little ones.