Sunday, September 22, 2019
Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo
In a world with so much emphasis on STEM topics, I think this series featuring artists is a valuable component to children's education. The book introduces young readers to artists, providing not only biographical information but offering selections of their work. I love how the illustrators for this series have sought to tell the story through pictures that are in a similar style as the artist themselves--almost as if, the author is illustrating their own story.
One bit of caution, in this particular story, there are some paintings with unclothed models. There are only a few and a parent could add some artfully arranged post-its over those paintings. Just wanted to give the heads up. I like reading aloud these stories to my children so I can explain (and occasionally skim over) areas that children may find difficult to understand.
The vibrancy of the illustrations really bring this artist's story alive. There is so much to see and explore on each and every page. It will be a book that will beg to be read again to make new discoveries after each reading. Grab your copy of this beautiful book and bring the arts alive for a new generation!
Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.