Kid Artists by David Stabler, Doogie Horner
  

Synopsis

Kid Artists by David Stabler, Doogie Horner

The series that began with Kid Presidents and Kid Athletes has a new volume that chronicles the childhoods of 16 celebrated artists-everyone from Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh to Mary Cassat, Frida Kahlo, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and even Dr. Seuss! Readers will learn: Georgia O'Keeffe was so enthralled by nature that she once ate dirt just to see what it tasted like.* Jackson Pollock lost the top of his right index finger in a childhood accident (and the severed tip was eaten by a rooster!).* Andy Warhol's favourite childhood lunch was-what else?-a bowl of Campbell's tomato soup. Every scribble, sketch, and sticky situation comes to life in these kid-friendly and relatable stories, all with Doogie Horner's trademark whimsical illustrations. Kid Artists is a delight for budding artists and eager readers alike.

Reviews

-...impressively diverse...---Booklist -For budding artists, here's a heartening reminder that 17 unconventional greats--not to mention all the rest--started out as children too.---Kirkus Reviews -Memorably weird childhood moments--Jackson Pollock accidentally had part of a finger chopped off and then eaten by a rooster--are likely to stick with readers, as will Horner's impish cartoons.---Publishers Weekly-Large type and funny color illustrations make this and other books in this series a hit with kids.---Baltimore Sun -...an interesting, attention-holding collection of mini-biographies that any 7-to-14-year-old can enjoy for fun or for a school project.---Cape Cod Times -As an upper elementary school teacher, it's hard to find interesting and well-written non-fiction texts for kids ages 8-12.... That's why I get SO very excited when I discover a non fiction book that is not only interesting and well-written, but perfect for this age group. Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood From Creative Legends is one of these books.---The Caterpillar CornerPraise for Kid Presidents: -Just like history class, only hilarious.---Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever -With cartoonish illustrations that will attract fans of Jeff Kinney's The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel Renee Russell's The Dork Diaries, this informative offering leaves no presidential childhood rock unturned.---School Library Journal -Caricatures by Horner are whimsical and funny, a good match for a book that demonstrates that every president started life as a goofy, regular kid.---Booklist Praise for Kid Athletes: -...outstanding...Inspiring and entertaining, Kid Athletes isn't just for sports fans.---Booklist, starred review -Even if you don't exactly love sports, this book only says a little bit about them in the actual sport, so go out and get this book because it will teach you a lot and you will enjoy it immensely.---Kidsday reporters, Newsday-Perfect for the adolescent set, these inspiring stories mix fun and non-fiction.---Geeks of Doom

About the Author

David Stabler and Doogie Horner previously collaborated on Kid Athletes (Quirk, 2015) and Kid Presidents (Quirk, 2014). Both live in New York City.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Author

David Stabler, Doogie Horner
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Publisher

Quirk Books

Publication date

9th August 2016

ISBN

9781594748967


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