This book helps children identify and explore colors through eight kid-friendly paintings by the great Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Its engaging interactive format invites the reader to open a flap and see a beautiful color detail of one of Renoir's works and then to turn the page to see the full painting from which the detail is drawn.
Young readers will learn that each color exists in a variety of shades. Yellow can be the color of a man's straw hat or the light of summer shining through the trees. Blue can be bright like the stripes in a woman's dress or rich and deep like a man's suit or dark like the shadows that dance on the ground. This charming book will offer children a wonderful first experience with art, encouraging them to look closely at visual images as well as to see the variety of colors in the world around them.
Ages two to five.
Marie Sellier is the author of many French children's books including M comme Manet (Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1994) and Matisse from A to Z (Bedrick Books, 1995).