Thursday, January 4, 2018

Masterpiece Mix by Roxie Munro - OPTIONAL

Munro, Roxie  Masterpiece Mix  PICTURE BOOK Holiday House Book, 2017.  $16.95  Content: G.  

An artist is getting ready to start a painting and doesn’t know what to draw, so she starts to look at different kinds of art to get ideas.  She shows classic examples of still life, landscape and portraits as well as what people have drawn such as the human body, animals or sports.  In the end she is standing in her studio still trying to decide what to draw.  At the end of the book there is a picture of a city and the different famous pictures are displayed throughout with a key that explains who drew the picture and what it is called.  

I like the idea of this book, to consider what has been done in order to inspire ideas in art, but it has no ending.  The artist is still unsure what to draw which makes it feel like it didn’t help to explore all the ideas.  There isn't really a story but more of a meandering through different kids of art.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.  

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