Thursday, October 18, 2012

Magritte's Marvelous Hat

Submitted by Ms. Catherine!
Magritte’s Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson. While you might think that surrealism would make a poor subject for a children’s picture book, you would be incorrect. Children will be able to relate to the simple story of a painter who loses track of a favorite hat. Paired with D. B. Johnson’s beautiful illustrations that pay homage to the famous surrealist painter, René Magritte, children are given a fantastic introduction to the world of surrealism. The pictures will have children and adults alike returning to the pages to find all of the strange and wonderful treasures and tricks hidden in the fantastic illustrations throughout the book. An author’s note at the end of the story gives an interesting and succinct description of the surrealist art and may encourage children with an artistic bent to learn more about this fascinating world of art and imagination. See this book listed in our catalog

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