Art Book Series: Spot the Differences

HI!   Guess what, Joanna is nice enough to guest post for me with what sounds like a fascinating book.  Joanna commented on my blog about this book and I asked if she'd please please please write a blog post for me as I wanted you all to know about it too!   Come check it out with me eh? 

I am always looking for ways to keep my boys interested in learning about art. 

We have read many great books about artists, carried out artist studies complete with copied works, and go on field trips to local art museums.  

But I always wanted my boys to really stop and study the works of art.  Look for the nuances that make them so spectacular, learn the names of major works of art and the artists who painted them.  

I was so thrilled when I stumbled upon the Spot the Differences book!  So far we only have book 1 but there are 4 of them in the series.  

I love this series because my boys were excited about using it!  

The book has 25 famous paintings-- each painting is pictured twice.  The first page shows the original painting complete with name and date it was painted.  The opposing page shows the same picture with anywhere from 6-14 change and you are challenged to find all the differences between the original work of art and the changed picture.  There is an answer key in the back of the book if you get stumped and a handy box for checking off all the differences you have found. 

 Surrounding both pictures are snippets of information about the artist, the painting itself, and some facts about the historical period in which the artist lived and painted. 

It has made art study so fun! 

  You can find Joanna over at Our Unschooling Journey Through Life.   Do be sure to visit her there as well eh?

Where can you find it: Spot the Differences Book 1: Art Masterpiece Mysteries (Dover Children's Activity Books) Spot the Differences Book 1: Art Masterpiece Mysteries

Joanne Rawson is the author of the blog Our Unschooling Journey. Known around the web as Mother of 3, Joanne began her blog when she first started homeschooling her three boys in 2012. She lives in Connecticut with her family and enjoys reading, crafting, and travelling... all of which usually ends up on her blog.

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  1. What a great way to really observe artwork closely! Neat book!

    1. i know! isn't it a neat little book?

  2. This looks like a book I would like for myself. Very cool!


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