Childrens (All) (634)

Kiwicorn

ISBN: 9780994136428

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help childr...


Who is whimsical, witty and wonderfully weird? Kiwicorn! A ridiculously cute and funny story about being unique. Gorgeous illustrations and writing, help children to understand their emotions and to open a light-hearted dialogue about diversity. The Kiwicorn story can help parents and teachers to convey the important message that we're all different from each other, and being different is awesome!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2017


$19.99
The Little Hippo

ISBN: 9783791371672

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

To the ancient Egyptians, the hippopotamus was one of the most dangerous animals in their world. The huge creatures were a hazard for small fishing boats and ot...


To the ancient Egyptians, the hippopotamus was one of the most dangerous animals in their world. The huge creatures were a hazard for small fishing boats and other river craft. But in this delightful story, a young boy befriends a little hippo and together they live out their days along the banks of the Nile. After many years, when the boy's life comes to an end, the hippo finds himself in a strange world populated with deserts, cities, forests and finally a museum where he is reunited with his friends. Early Egyptian civilization has long been a source of curiosity and fascination for children. Through this simple, moving, and beautifully illustrated story young readers will discover how and why the hippopotamus was such an important figure in that ancient world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 244 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2014


$32.00
The Great Art Treasure Hunt

ISBN: 9783791371061

Author: Doris Kutschbach    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Finding and naming colours and objects is an exciting activity for young children and what better way to teach them than through art? This ingenious book employ...


Finding and naming colours and objects is an exciting activity for young children and what better way to teach them than through art? This ingenious book employs great works of art from a variety of genres and periods to ask children engaging questions. Children are also invited to play "I Spy" with colours and objects in a medieval tapestry, a renaissance mural, an aboriginal work from Australia, or a painting by Hieronymus Bosch. In addition, each work is accompanied by a brief description for older readers. Filled with glorious colour, this introduction to important works will set the stage for a greater appreciation of art in later years.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 236 x 325 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2013


$32.00
The Cat and the Bird: A Children's Book Inspired by Paul Klee

ISBN: 9783791370996

Author: Geraldine Elschner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A cat lives in a house filled with toys, but every day she dreams of being free like the bird she watches through the window. Finally, with the bird's help, she...


A cat lives in a house filled with toys, but every day she dreams of being free like the bird she watches through the window. Finally, with the bird's help, she is able to escape and dance on the roofs of the city by moonlight. This lovely story unfolds in a series of playful, brilliantly colourful illustrations based on the artist Paul Klee's work. Influenced by the artist's bright palette and use of shapes and line, the book culminates in a dazzling reproduction of Klee's Cat and Bird. Accompanied by information about the artist and this iconic painting, the book invites appreciation of the unfettered joyfulness that makes Klee one of the most universally loved artists of all time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 246 x 327 mm


Publication Date: 04-04-2012


$32.00
The Art Treasure Hunt

ISBN: 9783791370972

Author: Doris Kutschbach    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

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 ...


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. Arranged chronologically, 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.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 236 x 326 mm


Publication Date: 04-04-2012


$32.00
Robots: Watch Out, Water About!

ISBN: 9783791371986

Author: Philippe Ug    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

You don't have to be an eight-year-old boy to appreciate the plight of a robot caught in the rain - if, that is, the story is told in pop-up images by the brill...


You don't have to be an eight-year-old boy to appreciate the plight of a robot caught in the rain - if, that is, the story is told in pop-up images by the brilliant Philippe UG. In his latest book, one of the world's most imaginative paper artists delivers a delightful glimpse into the inner workings, movement and emotion of a hapless robot. Once he gets wet, he goes to the doctor and voila! His creaky gears are fixed and the robot returns to his happy, finely tuned self. As readers turn the page, each ingeniously constructed spread explodes with brilliant hues, striking contours, and vivid personality. Quirky and inspiring, this book shows why pop-up art appeals to adults and children alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 160 x 223 mm


Publication Date: 23-07-2014


$45.00
Harvesting Dreams: Hundertwasser for Kids

ISBN: 9783791340982

Author: Barbara Stieff    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

'Painting is to dream', said Hundertwasser. 'When the dream is over, I don't remember anything I dreamed about. The painting, however, remains. It is the harves...


'Painting is to dream', said Hundertwasser. 'When the dream is over, I don't remember anything I dreamed about. The painting, however, remains. It is the harvest of my dream'. This statement is at the heart of this engaging introduction to the work of the eccentric artist, humanitarian, environmentalist and architect who dedicated his life to the beautification of the world we live in. Dozens of activities in this book will captivate children of all ages and take them on a journey through a magical world of creativity and self-fulfillment. The projects here help young readers discover nature's gifts, encourage exploration of what lies outside one's doorstep and emphasise the importance of ecological harmony as vital to living a happier life. Children and their parents will return again and again to this colourful and entertaining tribute to an artist whose legacy offers hope and inspiration for all of us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 198 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2008


$45.00
Cut-out Fun with Matisse

ISBN: 9783791371924

Authors: Max Hollein, Nina Hollein    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Henri Matisse created some of his most exquisite works by cutting shapes out of paper. Delightfully entertaining and playfully inventive, his "drawings with sci...


Henri Matisse created some of his most exquisite works by cutting shapes out of paper. Delightfully entertaining and playfully inventive, his "drawings with scissors" are also a superb introduction to the most basic artistic concepts: color, line, and form. This engaging and accessible look at Matisse's cut-outs, arguably the highlight of his magnificent career, follows the artist as he goes in search of pure forms of expression. Illustrated with beautiful reproductions of Matisse's most famous works, the book relates an imaginary tale about how the colors and shapes created by Matisse come to life, carrying the reader off into the artist's fantasy world. It reflects Matisse's spontaneity, his love of bold colors, and his seemingly effortless ability to capture movement on paper, which make him an artist of great appeal to children. Fun and easy-to-follow, this exploration of Matisse's cut-outs invites children of all ages to draw with scissors just like the artist, using the sheets of paper printed in Matisse-inspired colors included in the book.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 234 x 274 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2014


$21.99
Click! Click! Click! Photography for Children

ISBN: 9783791370798

Author: George Sullivan    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Budding shutterbugs will find much to learn and explore between the pages of this colourful and wide-ranging introduction to the world of photography. Illustrat...


Budding shutterbugs will find much to learn and explore between the pages of this colourful and wide-ranging introduction to the world of photography. Illustrated throughout and written in a style that's informative and easy to understand, this book covers everything from the difference between digital and film cameras to mastering action shots and taking pictures of one's favourite pets. Sections introduce young readers to famous photographers and iconic images. Acclaimed writer George Sullivan also explains the principles of composition, lighting and visual story telling, and even the proper way to hold a camera. He offers valuable tips for creating whimsical, unusual shots, and for using free software to organize, share and edit photographs. Children will be entertained and challenged in discovering how to make exciting, high quality photographs they can share with their family and friends.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 200 x 244 mm


Publication Date: 24-10-2011


$29.99
Before I Wake Up...

ISBN: 9783791372464

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean's depths and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who ease...


A young girl falls asleep and travels in her dreams through the sky, down to the ocean's depths and into a jungle. She is accompanied by a lion friend, who eases her fears, gives her confidence and helps her explore the world around her. Along the way she meets whales, jellyfish, grizzly bears and wolves. Then it is time for the moon balloon to take the girl home to her bed, where she awakes, snuggled safely next to the lion, who returns to being a stuffed toy. Award-winning children's illustrator Britta Teckentrup's collage-like artwork creates a magical world of captivating colours, classic shapes and softly detailed textures. The gently told story reassures children that they are never alone, even in their dreams. Exquisitely produced, this book is certain to become a bedtime favourite for children and their parents.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 56


Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2016


$32.99
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