One day a strange man arrives in Camille's town. He has a straw hat and a yellow beard. The man turns out to be the artist Vincent van Gogh. This is an introduction to the great painter, seen through the eyes of a young boy entranced by his painting. There are reproductions of Van Gogh's work.
Creativity informs all learning, but can it be taught? This book answers a resounding yes! It also shows you exactly how to nourish creativity and problem-solving abilities in your students. After presenting valid models of creative thinkers who appear in outstanding children's literature, the author offers a variety of activities that help young learners develop their creative processes through fluency, flexibility, and originality. She also provides lists for further reading and guidelines for adapting the lessons to other grade levels. With its thorough and upbeat approach, this book helps you empower students with important skills that they will use throughout their lives. Grades K-4 (adaptable to other grades).
Four beautifully illustrated miniature books in an attractive slipcase recount delightful episodes from the lives of four master artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. Titles are "Leonardo and the Flying Boy, Degas and the Little Dancer, Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail, " and "Camille and the Sunflowers, " the last, a story about van Gogh. Full-color illustrations.
The twins Meret and Bella love their grandfather, Papa Chagall, and he loves telling them stories. One day, when they visit him in his studio, he tells them about his life – through four different stories, all told during a day they spend together. The first story is about Chagall’s childhood, and how his paintings of purple cows and flying people made his mother smile. She took him to see the teacher at the Art College, who was so amazed by the boy’s work he offered him a free place at the college. The second story tells how Chagall met the twins’ grandmother, Bella, how they fell in love and went to live in Paris, and had a baby – the twins’ mother, Ida. Then comes the sad story of how the Nazis hated the Jews and mocked the paintings of Jewish artists. But Ida persuaded her father and mother to emigrate to America, taking Chagall’s paintings with them. The family were not happy in America, but in the fourth and last story Chagall tells the twins that at last people started to appreciate his art and he became a famous artist – and was able to paint happy paintings again.
All you need is love - whether you are big or small. Your small one will delight in the pitch-perfect rhymes and detailed pictures with so much to spot and talk about; the friendly and familar depictions of everyday life will engage young children time and time again. Colours, transport, animals, cities, seasides and people of every kind dance through this charming book creating a romping, rhyming celebration of life for all to share. Perfect for every day and every family, this latest classic in the Anholt library would also make a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day and any festive occassion as it is bursting with love!
I want a friend but who will I choose? Take a trip around the world, meet children from lots of different places and peep into their lives. This is a delightful story about friendship across nations and cultures, in which one small child visits nine different countries to find a friend - and ends up being friends with ALL the children he meets. Along the way he discovers how children live in other countries and the things they enjoy doing - showing both how their lives are different, and how many of the things children enjoy are the same throughout the world. The countries featured are: USA, Brazil, China, Russia, Kenya, the Netherlands, Sweden, Japan and Morocco.
This book blends theory, research and practice to show how an integrated programme of work can be developed to ensure that literacy is taught in a vibrant and stimulating way. Strategies for developing successful group work and whole class, interactive discourse are examined and effective teaching roles and questioning techniques are explored. Transcripts of group discussions and examples of children's work illustrate various points and work plans and practical classroom activities are described.
This is the story of one of the world’s most iconic images. Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower still lifes in Provence. He then explores the subsequent adventures of the seven pictures, and their influence on modern art. Through the Sunflowers, we gain fresh insights into Van Gogh’s life and his path to fame. Based on original research, the book is packed with discoveries – throwing new light on the legendary artist.