Book Title: Children's Educational Book: Junior Vincent van Gogh: A Kid's Introduction to the Artist and his Paintings. Age 7 8 9 10 year-olds ('SMART READS for ... - Expand & Inspire Young Minds) (Volume 1)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Fiona Holt
Related BooksVan Gogh for Kids [$9.75/£4.99-Paperback]ABOUT 'SMART READS for Kids'..."Love Art, Love Learning"
Welcome. Designed to expand and inspire young minds; this is a range of short educational books (with supporting free online resources) for ages 7+. Although one great artist's life and work are always the central theme, wider learning is encouraged as follows:
* Geography & History. Locations or events mentioned are always accompanied by a colourful map or a snippet of history so that the opportunity to learn some general knowledge does not pass the young reader by.
* Vocabulary. A manageable number of new words are introduced and reused. They are always in bold with clear definitions and pronunciations. There is also a Glossary.
* Maths. At least one maths statement and its accompanying calculation is always included.
* Concentration. Each book is in the friendly first person and a trail of footprints always leads to a cartoon animal at the end. The author asks questions of the reader and there is always a quiz. These features keep children engaged and encourage them to form their own opinions. There is a high ratio of images to text.
ABOUT JUNIOR VINCENT VAN GOGH
An introduction to van Gogh's life and much-loved colourful paintings culminating in a bit of art detective work for fun. As well as the usual child friendly map and new vocabulary this book also tackles the social issues of poverty and mental health.
Watch out for squirrels!
Locations Mapped: The Netherlands, The Dutch Brabant, Belgium, Antwerp, France and Paris.
Paintings: 16 in total including: Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Wheat Field with Cypresses, The Church at Auvers, Irises, Noon Rest From Work, The Yellow House, The Night Café, The Potato Eaters and two self-portraits.
Vocabulary Defined: Inspired, Passionate, Mental illness, Expressionism, Dutch, Peasants, Romantic, Sympathy, Realism, Professional, Palette, Complementary, Succession and Ironic.
New Artists Introduced: Rembrandt van Rijn and Paul Gauguin.
-Printable van Gogh colouring sheets and a selection of crosswords for fun or revision can be found on the 'SMART READS for Kids' web pages at theportraitplace.co.uk.
-For teachers there is also a colour slide show of all the book's images. This paperback was unfortunately published before the slide show was set up so the password isn't in it. However, feel free to e-mail me, giving me the answer to the first question of the quiz, and I'll reply with the access details. My e-mail is [email protected]
[A test slide show is also available to try before you buy. Visit theportraitplace.co.uk and select 'Hardware Solutions' in the 'SMART READS for Kids' dropdown menu.]
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'Learn 20 French Words with Junior Claude Monet' [Kindle only]
'Junior Edgar Degas' [Kindle only]
REVIEWS OF BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
"Love, love, love this book! Great addition to our homeschool art books. I hope this becomes a series of books, would love to get more!"-Customer, Iowa
"I wanted to do some painting myself after I read this book, I've learnt so much"-Customer, UK
"This story was fabulous. Our son couldn't stop reading it."-Customer, Canada