Kitty Fantastic In Monroe's Art Adventure

Summary:

Monroe is always full of questions, and today he wants to know how you "do" art. With some guidance from Mom he begins to explore the Arts, from schools of painting and writing, to theatre and music.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is packed with information about the various types of arts there are, helping kids understand that Art is more than just pictures.

Content Awareness Factors:

The book tries to do too much. It would have been a lot more enjoyable if each of the art genres had been handled in separate adventures.


Little Kid Reaction

This took some prompting to get multiple readings. Our child sat through the readings and looked at the pictures, but could never really answer questions about what was happening on the pages.

Parent Reaction

Whoa! This book is a chore to read. Yes, it has pictures, but there is WAY too much text. Not only for the story itself, but every page includes a sidebar with factual information and sarcastic comnments by Kitty Fantastic.

Type of Book:
This is a fictional story that includes art history lessons on every page.
Educational Themes:

The sidebars in the book make it easy to go beyond the story and study the artists, historical figures presented.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 to 8
Age of child:
Read with 5-year-old child.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. The book offers some value in introducing the various art forms in ways that we parents may find difficult to explain. This is a good library/school library book.

Title Kitty Fantastic in Monroe's Art Adventure
Author Pamela Key
Publisher Better Be Write Publishing, LLC © 2006
Illustrators Pamela Key
ISBN 0977197115
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Adventure, Art
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