The Art Treasure Hunt
I Spy with My Little Eye
Introducing young readers to great art is as easy as A, B, see!
Young children love a good game of “I Spy with My Little Eye.” In this beautifully designed book they are playfully challenged to find details “hidden” in some of the world’s greatest paintings. On each double-page spread, a large reproduction of a masterpiece such as Kandinsky’s Heavenly Blue, Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Rousseau’s The Dream or Breugel’s Children’s Games is paired with a list of items to search for: a dog, an umbrella, or a ball, for instance. A brief age-appropriate text makes connections between the art and the child’s own environment. The pictures expose children to an endless array of artistic styles, periods, and cultures. Although the appendix contains solutions to the challenges, every child knows that the fun is in the hunt. Filled with hours of joyful discovery, this art book sets the stage for greater artistic appreciation as children grow older.
Doris Kutschbach, art historian, editor, and mother of two children, is the author of numerous art books for children and adults alike. Her previous books with Prestel include "The Blue Rider: The Yellow Cow Sees the World in Blue", "Tha Art Treasure Hunt", and "Living Monet: The Artist's Gardens".