Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

A Magical Day with Matisse

A Magical Day with Matisse

Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober
Nonfiction Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Chronicle Books, 2002   ISBN: 978-0811834148

Let’s go out and play “where sailboats bob” on a “sparkling sea.” There is so much to do - we can play musical instruments, watch the goldfish, and dance. When we get tired we can go indoors to “feast on peaches” and other fruits, to listen to music, to play games, and finally to fall asleep.

This delightful day in the world of Matisse’s art is joyous, written in a simple poetry form which is easy on the ears of the very young. And yet, the words capture the beauty that lies within the language itself and within the art that it describes so well. This is one of a series of excellent board books about the work of famous painters.