I Spy Colors in Art by Lucy Micklethwait

In reviewing a kindergarten reading list that I am following for my daughter I realized that we had not read any books on art.  Not feeling confident in my knowledge of art appreciation, I decided I should try out the books suggested in that subject area.  I Spy Colors in Art, devised and selected by Lucy Micklethwait, fabulously utilizes famous works of art from all eras in an “I Spy” game format to encourage children to become familiar with looking at art and noticing details within each picture.  While most of the items to be found are easily spotted even by my children with visual impairments, some pictures were more complex.  I really liked that there is only one item to look for on each page, allowing preschoolers to find the item and then move on rather than becoming bored from staring at the same page for too long a time.

Pros:  I Spy Colors in Art is an excellent preschool/early elementary book useful for introducing art appreciation, as well as for reinforcing color identification.e format to encourage children to become familiar with looking at art and noticing details within each picture.  While most of the items to be found are easily spotted even by my children with visual impairments, some pictures were more complex.  I really liked that there is only one item to look for on each page, allowing preschoolers to find the item and then move on rather than becoming bored from staring at the same page for too long a time.

Cons: None.

Age Range: 2-7

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One response to “I Spy Colors in Art by Lucy Micklethwait

  1. Sounds like an awesome book!

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