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Pondering Paintings and Painters with Pepette

I've written in the past about books that help children consider and discover the great artists of our past and present. Recently I came across the endearing book "Painting Pepette," by Linda Ravin Lodding, and its manner of introducing artists made me smile. In this book, beautifully illustrated by Claire Fletcher, young Josette Bobette and... Continue Reading →

Exploring the world of Color

Children love learning about colors and they are often some of the first words that they can read on their own. There is something completely fascinating in what you can do with three primary colors if only you are allowed to try. There are actually many wonderful books that open up a world of possibility... Continue Reading →

Flying through Dreamworld

A few months ago I received a review copy of Before I wake Up, by Britta Teckentrup. This is not a book that I would normally pick up, as it seems like a bedtime story, and yet it was a breath of fresh air. The wonder of this book is two-fold. First it is a... Continue Reading →

Exploring art with a Mystery

I'm always looking for ways to get my girls interested in art. It is very hard living in an area that does not have art museums easily accessible. When I was growing up in Los Angeles, we were taken to museums on a regular basis as part of our formal education. So imagine my surprise... Continue Reading →

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