Sunday, January 9, 2011

Art and Max

Expose children to a variety of artistic formats in this hilarious story of two art-loving friends!

Wiesner, David.
Art & Max.
October 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Arthur, an accomplished painter appears slightly annoyed when his friend Max decides to take up painting as a hobby. However, as friends typically do, he opens the doors and offer to help Max. When the phrase, "You can paint me," is taken on a very literal level, the doors are opened for an adventure that is sure to have children laughing. A variety of artistic form is introduced in this artsy story, exposing children to a variety of techniques.

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Try out the different types of art exposed in Art & Max - pointillism, brush stoke, pencil, etc.
  • Use the Art & Max Discussion Guide provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to further discuss the book.

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style='clear: both;' Storied Cities said...

I can't believe I haven't red this book yet. I keep seeing it on everyone's blog.