Katie's Picture Show

Katie's Picture Show

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Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure! When Katie visits an art gallery for the first time with Grandma, she discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her . . . Expect a little bit of mischief, a lot of cream cakes and even a friendly tiger! 'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in TouchThis first introduction to art, features five great masterpieces: The Hay Wain by John Constable, Madame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Les Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Tropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri Rousseau and Dynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich.Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?Katie and the ImpressionistsKatie and the Mona LisaKatie and the SunflowersKatie and the British ArtistsKatie and the Waterlily PondKatie and the Starry NightKatie and the Spanish PrincessKatie and the BathersKatie in LondonKatie's London ChristmasKatie in ScotlandKatie and the Dinosaursshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 244 x 270 x 8mm | 140g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 140833240X
  • 9781408332405
  • 16,087

About James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.show more

Review quote

This book will enchant Katie fans, new and old * The Guardian * James Mayhew's Katie's Picture Show series has been introducing children to great works of art for 25 years. * The School Librarian * The Katie stories are a great way of introducing children to artists... a modern classic. * Manchester Evening News * Can there be a better way of bringing the world of art and the classic masterpieces alive for children than the charming Katie series? A simply brilliant way of encouraging children to use their imaginations and to gain the confidence to explore art themselves. * Bookbag * A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and great storytelling. * Parents in Touch * My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings. * Katie Derham, The Times *show more

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78 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
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4 27% (21)
3 15% (12)
2 8% (6)
1 4% (3)
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