Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Touch the Art: Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair

Touch the Art: Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair

Julie Appel, Amy Guglielmo
Board novelty book
For ages 4 to 6
Sterling Publishing, 2006   ISBN: 978-1402735660

Imagine being able to touch some of the world's most famous and priceless paintings. Well with this book in your lap you can do just that. You can tidy up Mona Lisa's hair and you can touch the lacy collar that the Laughing Cavalier is wearing. You can touch the smooth pearl that the girl has in her earring and you can smooth and blow on the little angel's fluffy wings.

In this exceptional board book young art enthusiasts get the opportunity to explore and answers questions about nine splendid paintings. The paintings themselves are reproduced in high glossy color and each reproduction is embellished in some way to make it interesting to touch and to look at. In addition the authors ask their readers a number of questions in the text to encourage them to look at the paintings in more detail and to think about the subjects and the painters. At the back of the book there is an 'Artifacts' section which provides the reader with further information about each of the nine paintings.

This is one of the titles in the "Touch the Art" series.