Saturday, August 13, 2016
The series that began with Kid Presidents and Kid Athletes has a new volume that chronicles the childhoods of 16 celebrated artists—everyone from Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh to Mary Cassat, Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and even Dr. Seuss! Readers will learn:
· Georgia O’Keeffe was so enthralled by nature that she once ate dirt just to see what it tasted like.
· Jackson Pollock lost the top of his right index finger in a childhood accident (and the severed tip was eaten by a rooster!).
· Andy Warhol’s favorite childhood lunch was—what else?—a bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup.
Every scribble, sketch, and sticky situation comes to life in these kid-friendly and relatable stories, all with Doogie Horner’s trademark full-color illustrations. Kid Artists is a delight for budding artists and eager readers alike.
I read this book in one sitting. I learned so much about these famous artists then I ever thought I would. What I enjoyed the most about this book is that while the stories were short they packed a bunch of information in each one but in an enjoyable way. Unlike some books where you are reading them and it is like reading a history book in school. The illustrations in this book were great too. Although, not really needed they did help bring the stories more to life. After reading this book I have more appreciation for these artists and their crafts. I will be sharing this book with my nephews to help grow and inspire their creativity more.