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Mini Masters ~ Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober

January 30, 2010

If you’ve known me for a minute, you’ve known me for a life time. I talk a lot and I repeat what I talk about. Above all things. reading, art, music and people are the most important things I repeat. Discarding, just for a second, music (and feel free to turn on a little Death Cab or Mozart while you’re reading if you’d like), I have found the most amazing book series:
It intertwines people, art, and reading all in one. Each page covers a section of a well known art piece by the title master, coupled with an adorable little poem. I’ve tested the books on my infant room, the one year-olds and my nearly two year old son. They all seem to enjoy it from different perspectives. The infants and one year olds are, as may be expected, more interested (but are, in fact, interested) in the colors and shapes of the paintings where my son is more interested in “see art”.

Needless to say I’m a big fan of the series and hope they put out more as they gain popularity, more focused on modern art. Although, I don’t think a Reading with Rothko would provide very much literary stimulation. I’m just saying.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2010 11:09 am

    I think there’s a train themed one of these? If so, I’ve seen them and yes, need to invest in the series. Very Reggio Emilia-esque. Glad you’re using them!

    • iwriteinbooks permalink*
      January 30, 2010 11:21 am

      Yes! Viva el Reggio Emilia!

  2. Bridget McDonald permalink
    January 30, 2010 11:59 am

    This book series has been a favorite of my mini artist since receiving it as a first birthday present. Make Van Gogh’s Bed is another popular one in our house. This introduction to art blew my mind last year when Leila screamed “book” at Sunflowers and Vincent’s painting of his bedroom while visiting Van Gogh’s museum in Amsterdam. We are creating the next modern artists.

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