Smiling like Sunshine: Book Sharing Monday:Mini Masters

Monday, 18 July 2011

Book Sharing Monday:Mini Masters

Today's book is Mini Masters, dear friends.

It's a box set of four board books featuring four great painters: Degas, Matisse, Monet and Van Gogh.

Each book has a selection of paintings with a rhyming poem on each page.
I bought this back when Defne was one year old. We used to talk about pictures, point out the things, imitate the people in pictures (dancers and ballerinas) She still loves these books and brings us to read.
To be honest, I was a little bit dissappointed with the selection of the pictures. For example you will not find The Starry Night in the Van Gogh book. However the selection is beautiful and I love how these books introduce kids to art early and in an engaging way.

What have you been reading and enjoying with your children lately? I would love it if you come and share with us. Feel free to grab my button (on the right hand side) and share the love.

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  1. Hi

    I love the look of these books. It's great to get kids interested in art at an early age. I'll be on the look out for them. :)

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  3. What a find! Those look wonderful.

    Our latest is fascination is 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy' by Oliver Jeffers, which is as it says on the tin: a book about a boy who eats books. And a rather good read :)

  4. Isil, do check out James Mayhew's Katie books - I really like them for introducing kids to art:

  5. Kate, thx for linking up.
    Rachel,I must check that book out. We love Jeffers but haven't read that one yet.Thx :)
    Zoe, how beautiful are these.Thanks for letting me know.

  6. Thanks for the invite, your books look great will have to look out for them. I have linked up, but couldn't get your button to work, so have linked you in the post. Thanks Ellie

  7. Thanks for the invite. New follower. I will post sometime next week. Look forward to seeing what everyone is reading!

  8. What a wonderful link-up! Great way to find other books, so glad I found your blog :-)

  9. What a lovely series! I'll have to check our library for these.

    Linked up =)

  10. These are some of my favorite books, we have all of them except for the Degas.

  11. I read your blog post and got the review of these nice books. Hope to read more such reviews.

  12. Oooh the books look fabulous! I *need* some!


  13. We have the Van Gogh one! It's lovely. I really love art books for children. Thanks for linking up to 5-a-day books this week!


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