Series: My very first art books
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A fantastic book filled with famous works of art accompanied by simple art activities using some of the same techniques as the artists. Activities include salt dough sculptures, printed flowers and fingerpaint fish, alongside art by Rembrandt, Rousseau, Kandinsky, Matisse and Picasso.
My Very First Art Book won the Children's Choice Award in the under 7s category. The judges said of this book: "A bright, cheerful and extremely inviting book with a host of practical and achievable activities related to some carefully selected art examples: the binding allows any reference page needed to stay open too." The School Libraries Award (SLA) Information Book Award 2011 is a new prize.
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It has been 4 years since i have been buying Usborne books and this book is reliable, trustworthy and has all the things you will need to develop artistic skills. Thank you Usborne for helping budding artists!
“Another super book from Usborne Books, guaranteed to inspire an interest in art - Usborne do this type of book so well! The techniques used are simple enough for young children to feel confident in tackling them and the ideas they learn will stand them in good stead for artistic efforts through the years. The ideas are practical and use resources most families will have at home - and there are lots of ideas here to inspire teachers too. The book is a well-deserved Children's Choice Award winner in the 0-7 age category at the inaugural SLA Information Book Awards. Children are the best judges of what they like!”
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“The My First Art Book from Usborne books is a wonderfully artistic and educational activity book. The use of colours and illustration on each page is wonderful...In our opinion, this children's art book is a really cleverly designed, fun and ingenious way to get children interested in experimenting with their creative and artistic side. Not only does it introduce young children subtly to some genuine works of art, but also provides some really helpful techniques for them to practice, incorporate and build on....even adults could learn a thing or two!”
“Filled with real works of art and lots of ideas, it’s the perfect resource to help young children from the age of 4 create artwork all by themselves.”
Creative Steps Magazine