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The Noisy Paint Box {an art book}

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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary Grandpre

Explore colors, emotions, and abstract art while learning about the art and life of Russian painter Vasily Kandinsky in the book The Noisy Paint Box. My girls (aged 2 1/2 and 4 1/2) enjoyed this book and I think it would be much enjoyed by older kids too. The book talks about lots of “advanced” colors, such as, crimson, navy, and cerulean.

*art project idea* – Find all the colors mentioned in the book and paint them! Deep Space Sparkle has a video about mixing colors here. There are also an art lesson about how Kandinsky colored emotions here.

I enjoyed reading and learning more about Kandinsky in the Author’s Note at the end of the book. I found it interesting that scientist believe Kandinsky possibly had a condition known as synesthesia, which means one sense triggers another. Kandinsky always said he could hear colors.

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Fraidyzoo {a creative book}

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Fraidyzoo by Thyra Heder

It is a great day for the zoo! As the family is getting ready to go, the youngest daughter says she is afraid to go, but she can’t remember why. Her very creative family uses cardboard boxes, milk jugs and a whole host of things to act out various animals and help Little T remember what she is scared of.

This book would be so much fun to read to children and then give them a bunch of random objects to make into animal sculptures.

 

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