How Artists See Animals: Mammal, Fish, Bird, Reptile (Hardcover)

How Artists See Animals: Mammal, Fish, Bird, Reptile By Colleen Carroll Cover Image
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One of the first two volumes in a relaunch of the best-selling series that encourages children to learn about the world by looking at art, and about art by looking at the world

How Artists See is a series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children the art of observation and increase their visual literacy. Each volume presents eighteen diverse works of art, all devoted to a subject that children know from personal experience. Author Colleen Carroll’s friendly, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions that promote exploration, self-expression, and fun.


In this revised and redesigned edition of the classic How Artists See Animals, more than half the artworks are newly selected—and they range from contemporary street art to an ancient Greek coin. Children will discover how Andy Warhol’s rhinoceros resembles a prehistoric cave painting, how Frank Gehry turned a fish’s sleek aquatic shape into architecture, and how Georgia O’Keefe captured a bird in flight using just a few curving lines.

About the Author

Colleen Carroll has been involved in education for nearly three decades as a classroom teacher, curriculum writer, and literacy specialist. She lives in the New York City area, where she writes and teaches reading.

Praise For…

Carroll's prose is simple but lively: engaging, questioning, sometimes humorous, often invoking sensory responses... This book would provide an excellent jumping-off point for a teacher or parent to encourage children to engage with art, to spark creativity, and to build visual-literacy skills.
— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780789213488
ISBN-10: 0789213486
Publisher: Abbeville Kids
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 48
Language: English