Katie's Picture Show

Katie's Picture Show

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Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story's 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old. My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings - The Times Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun - particularly when you step into the world inside the frame . . .The five masterpieces featured are:The Hay Wain by John ConstableMadame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique IngresLes Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste RenoirTropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri RousseauDynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevichshow more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 252 x 280 x 10mm | 499.99g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • chiefly illustrations (colour)
  • 1408336057
  • 9781408336052
  • 552,409

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
5 46% (36)
4 27% (21)
3 15% (12)
2 8% (6)
1 4% (3)
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