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The Great Art Treasure Hunt: I Spy Red, Yellow, and Blue

Penguin Random House 2013. 48 pages
First published: 2013
ISBN: 9783791371061 (hardcover)
Original language: German
Dewey: 750
Book type: Non-Fiction

Text Elements:

point of view, recurring patterns, structures and features

Reading Range

 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
1
2
3
1
2
ELA
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
ESL Intensive & Enriched
5
6
1
2
3
4
5

Description:

“Let’s take a journey of discovery into the world of pictures.” This book actively connects young readers with a wide range of artistic works—through leading questions, discussion of colour, seek-and-find games and identifying silhouettes.

Each image is introduced in fun, child-friendly language. About Jackson Pollock’s drip painting: “Here a few paint cans seem to have sprung leaks! Can you find these colours in the big picture?” For Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Eden”: “Paradise seems to be inhabited by some strange animals. They’ve all been painted carefully with fine brushes.”

Seek-and-find games are provided through the isolation of visual details, such as in El Anatsui’s glittering aluminum installation. For other images, word lists are used; young readers are asked to find the snake, gecko, dingo and more, in Darby Jampijinpa Ross’ “Emu Dreaming.” Students of visual art will appreciate the opportunity to investigate style and technique, whether it be the cut-out collage of Henri Matisse or the pointillism of Paul Signac.

The artwork is beautifully reproduced and presented on durable paper stock. The back section provides an answer key for the games, while identifying the pictures with brief captions that will be of interest to young readers.

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    Talk about each work of art and the colours the artist chose to use. Answer the questions on each page.

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    Look carefully at the artwork and decide which pictures you like best and why. Read about the artists at the end of the book.

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    Make a class Treasure Hunt book. Use pictures from magazines, calendars, fliers, etc. Write questions about the people or things in each picture.

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    Look carefully at the artwork and decide which picture you like best and why. Read about the artists at the end of the book.

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    Talk about each work of art and the colours the artist chose to use. Answer the questions on each page.

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    Make a class Treasure Hunt book. Use pictures from magazines, calendars, fliers, etc. Write “I spy with my little eye.…” and “Can you find…?” about the people or things in each picture.

  • To communicate appropriately
  • To cooperate with others
  • To use creativity
  • To use information
  • Citizenship and Community Life
  • Visual Arts