Book review: A Bird or Two
I’m always on the hunt for engaging picture books for the art room. Of course, I love all books, but if I can find a story about a famous artist then I’m thrilled! A trip to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s bookstore produced a bounty of beautiful picture books, including this little beauty…
Bijou Le Tord’s A Bird or Two: A Story about Henri Matisse is probably the best book on Matisse that I have read. The illustrations by the author are a wonderful representation of the artist’s work. The colors are fresh and appealing, certainly enough to intrigue a classroom of children. The text is even better. Strong, visual words are used sparingly and give the readers a glimpse into what Matisse must be thinking when he picked subjects for his paintings.
I don’t have many posters of Matisse’s works, but this book might be all I need to deliver a good lesson. Have you read this book? What book about Henri Matisse is your favorite?