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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Spy

I spy
with my little eye
something beginning with

Aa



A while back I was lamenting about the fact that I couldn't find a good alphabet book with both uppercase and lowercase letters. I've mentioned my favorite first alphabet book before, Museum ABC, and now I've found my second favorite. I Spy: An Alphabet In Art features a letter (both uppercase and lowercase) cleanly typed on a white page and one art masterpiece on the facing page in which the child can find something beginning with that letter. This provides the parent with a jumping-off point for discussing the art with their child. Excellent!

4 comments:

Mrs. Querido said...

So that's where you got the idea for the photo on yesterday's post! Love it...very cool imitating art :) (Which isn't to say that your photo isn't art...I just mean you had a bit of inspiration for it :) )

Heidi said...

Mrs. Q ~ Yeah, I was being vague to see what the comments would be. :) My husband thought that most people would know it from The Thomas Crown Affair (movie), but I was thinking that most people would have never seen the painting. I think I'm right. :)
'The Son of Man' by Rene Magritte is also the last painting featured in the art book Cave Paintings to Picasso, which is a terrific art resource for elementary-middle school students.

I considered that our art project yesterday. I think the boys will always remember that painting now. It is fun to think a little out of the box now and then.

Holly said...

Ivy and I have enjoyed this book. I realized after I bought it at the Book Bin that it has a hand written note in front saying it was originally purchased at the Louvre. Wish I was the one who could say I bought it there.

Renee said...

Heidi,
Love the picture of the baby and the book! By the way, I referred to your book list on my blog today. I hope that referral is okay with you! Thanks again for all the great info and the great art and pictures to enjoy!