February 17, 2009

Kids' Picks: Brush Mona Lisa's Hair

Brush Mona Lisa's Hair is one of the books from the Touch the Art Series. Each page showcases amazing art from the Renaissance to the Baroque. In this clever book, there are textured items in each painting that young kids can touch and interact with. Both of my kids love this book, but Samantha can not get enough.

Sam, why do you like this book?

Because it has a girl, and I'm a girl! (insert big beautiful smile)

I think she also likes popping the hair bands on The Birth of Venus and blowing the feathers on the wings of the angels in Sistene Madonna. In this book art becomes personal. When my kids see the Mona Lisa one day, they will already feel a connection to her because they have brushed her hair!

The last 2 pages of the book have a thumbnail of each painting along with a paragraph to explain its significance in our art history. If art from a different period of time interests you more, there are three other books in the series.

For more Kids' Picks, visit 5 Minutes for Books.

8 comments:

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! Interactive books are always good.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Sounds like a great book!! Sorry I've been quiet lately. I'm trying to get us on a new schedule and I've got a lot of outside activities this week. A lunch playdate today, Home school co-op on Friday and Ben's birthday party Sat. Yeah, blogging just isn't happening for me this week. :(

Heather J. said...

This sounds fabulous! I never could get into art as a kid (or as an adult) but I think this book would have made a huge difference - thanks for sharing.

Carrie said...

Oh, I've never heard of this before but it sounds really intriguing - not to mention creative! Very fun. THanks for sharing your daughter's big, beautiful smile with us!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Oh, wow, these do sound like a great way to expose kids to art and have them make that tactile connection.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

The look great! What a fun way to expose kids to art!

morninglight mama said...

Very neat-- I want to check this out!

Katrina said...

Sounds like a very neat series!