Can you say ‘Matisse’?
Just floated back in from another excursion at my oh-so-favourite used bookshop.
I’ve already bought numerous books
for le bebe,
but I should specify that I am very choosey in my selections. The store is crammed
with books, but I know exactly which ones I want.
I only buy books that meet one (or more) of the following standards:
- Classic books: I want our children to read the tried-and-trues, including modern classics.
- French books: They’re going into French Immersion as soon as they’re old enough, so I want to start reading to them in French from birth.
- Books with gorgeous illustrations: I love art, so naturally I want to introduce our kids to the world of art.
- Books with beautiful prose: I am a fan of the rhyme-y books, the poetry books, the books written in old-time-y language.
It’s an awesome board book by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo. Babes ‘n’ kiddos can touch illustrations of famous paintings, and interact with each one. Since my art history knowledge is a bit fuzzy, the book lists the name of each painting and the artist.
“See, Baby? That’s a Matisse. Can you say ‘Matisse’? Mmmmm-ah-teeeeeeese!”
Think of the project possibilities! We could read the books, and then get out the pastels and create our own interpretations.
Hmm, is it possible that I am already one of those overachieving mothers?