If Monet Painted a Monster:
A new kid-friendly tour of art history from the inventive Newbolds.
Edward Hopper’s monster lurks outside the Nighthawks’ diner. James Whistler’s monster waits in her chair. Monsters invade masterpieces by Dorthea Tanning, Paul Cezanne, M.C. Escher, Jean Michel Basquiat, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Rene Magritte, Henri Rousseau, Franz Kline, Frida Kahlo, Bob Thompson, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Thomas Hart Benton, and Helen Frankenthaler. The monster emerging from Claude Monet’s waterlilies is unforgettable.
Our guide for this romp through re-imagined masterpieces is an engaging hamster. Thumbnail biographies of the artists identify their iconic works.
If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur:
In this sequel to the tour de force children's art-history picture book If Picasso Painted a Snowman, Amy Newbold conveys nineteen artists' styles in a few deft words, while Greg Newbold’s chameleon-like artistry shows us Edgar Degas' dinosaur ballerinas, Cassius Coolidge's dinosaurs playing Go Fish, Hokusai's dinosaurs surfing a giant wave, and more. Dinosaurs abound in this fun introduction to art and art history. Thumbnail biographies of the artists identify their iconic works, completing this tour of the creative imagination.
If Picasso Painted a Snowman:
A big, brightly colored, playful introduction to various important painters and art movements. “If someone asked you to paint a snowman, you would probably start with three white circles stacked one upon another. Then you would add black dots for eyes, an orange triangle for a nose, and a black dotted smile. But if Pablo Picasso painted a snowman…” From that simple premise flows this delightful, whimsical, educational picture book. At the end, it asks, “What will your snowman look like?” Fun for all ages. Maryland Blue Crab Honor Book 2018 Cybils Award Nominee 2017