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Where Is the Artist?: From Cave Paintings to Modern Art: a Look and Find Book
Contributor(s): Rebscher, Susanne, Von Sperber, Annabelle (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 3791372335     ISBN-13: 9783791372334
Publisher: Prestel Pub
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Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2015
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Annotation: This delightful and engaging introduction to the history of art for children comes in a beautiful oversized format and features intricate illustrations with hidden details.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Art; History; Juvenile literature.
Picture puzzles; Juvenile literature.
Art; History.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Art | History
Dewey: 709
LCCN: bl2015053186
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 15.50" H x 11.25" W x 0.50" (2.20 lbs)
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
In this large-scale chronological survey of (almost exclusively Western) art history, one or two simple sentences ("Do you love painting animals?"; "Study, paint and invent!") sit atop each of twelve spreads intricately illustrated in a style reflecting the featured place and time. An appended explanatory paragraph, which should have gone up front, encourages readers to look for two cheeky monkeys in every spread. Additional information on each art style is also appended.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 February)

Gr 3–6—Using a seek-and-find approach, this German import purports to teach readers about artists and art styles and to inspire "a passion for and knowledge of art around the world from all periods," from prehistoric times up to the present day. However, it doesn't succeed. Busy, colorful spreads featuring lively goings-on, which are generally appreciated by kids in "Where's Waldo?"-type of books, will here flummox them, mainly because very vague statements or questions will have readers bewildered about what they're supposed to notice or look for. It's not until kids reach the back matter that anything is explained. By then, many readers may have given up. The notes that discuss what's happening in each spread and that seek to highlight the great masters, their styles, and their artworks (drawn in sketchy fashion by the book's illustrator) may go unnoticed. This is a shame, as the notes contain some interesting information, though they are incomplete and sometimes confusing and misleading. A pair of cute cartoon monkeys who appear in every spread add nothing to the book. This volume also lacks source notes, a glossary, bibliography, and an index: a major flaw. VERDICT Skip this one.—Carol Goldman, Queens Library, NY

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2016 March)

Gr 3–6—Using a seek-and-find approach, this German import purports to teach readers about artists and art styles and to inspire "a passion for and knowledge of art around the world from all periods," from prehistoric times up to the present day. However, it doesn't succeed. Busy, colorful spreads featuring lively goings-on, which are generally appreciated by kids in "Where's Waldo?"-type of books, will here flummox them, mainly because very vague statements or questions will have readers bewildered about what they're supposed to notice or look for. It's not until kids reach the back matter that anything is explained. By then, many readers may have given up. The notes that discuss what's happening in each spread and that seek to highlight the great masters, their styles, and their artworks (drawn in sketchy fashion by the book's illustrator) may go unnoticed. This is a shame, as the notes contain some interesting information, though they are incomplete and sometimes confusing and misleading. A pair of cute cartoon monkeys who appear in every spread add nothing to the book. This volume also lacks source notes, a glossary, bibliography, and an index: a major flaw. VERDICT Skip this one.—Carol Goldman, Queens Library, NY

[Page 120]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
 
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