Anyways, I had mentioned to my contact at Raincoast Books some of the things we were going to be doing, and she graciously sent me some art books to review. (How cool is that eh!)
Mary Cassatt - extraordinary impressionist painter" by Barbara Herkert. This book is around 30 pages long, filled with full colour illustrations throughout.
BUT WOW.... have you ever looked at some of the work she did? I found a website dedicated to the work of Mary Cassatt and all I can say is WOW.. she did excellent work. I cannot say I love EVERYTHING that she did, but I like a lot of it. For instance, check out this child in a straw hat.
Our next book was one on Beatrix Potter and Her Paint box, written by David McPhail. It's a short small book, running around 40 pages.
Like Mary Cassatt, Beatrix Potter did best painting things her own way.
Did you know that the Peter Rabbit books became a story because of a sick boy? It was a "let me cheer you up when you are sick book" and at the urging of the boy's mom, it was turned into a book which morphed into a whole series about the friends of Peter Rabbit.
I liked the images in the book as well, well crafted and made me think of Peter Rabbit and his friends.
Raincoast books was the provider of these books for me. Wanting only my honest review of them. They were a delightful addition to our week.