- ISBN: 9780761452829
- ISBN: 0761452826 ((10 digit))
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2006.
|Summary, etc.:||Three mice "borrow" a postcard which is a reproduction of a painting, and from it they learn about color, pattern, line, and shape. Includes instructions for making and sending a postcard.|
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- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2006 March
K-Gr 3 -This adorable and informative look at a mouse family that "borrows" a postcard depicting a famous painting is a winning choice. The mice carefully study the portrait, examining each part and analyzing what they see-patterns, colors, lines, shapes, etc. They not only enjoy and appreciate what they learn, but they also individually and collectively decide that they can compose their very own pictures as they now know so much about these artistic elements. This delightful lesson comes to a rather abrupt finale when the humans return home. Wallace and Friedlaender have assembled a charming foray into the world of art, complete with a helpful glossary and lessons on how to make a self-portrait. This is not only an amusing, creative story, but also an adventure into art that encourages originality while inspiring creativity. Great for libraries and elementary art instructors.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA[Page 204]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.