Friday, August 12, 2016

Book Review /#BookAdvocatesUnite: Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends by David Stabler

Title: Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends
Author: David Stabler
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594748993 (ISBN13: 9781594748998)
Release Date: August 9th 2016
Pages: 209
Genre: Children’s
Format: Hardback
Source: NetGalley

GoodReads: 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 favorite 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 full-color illustrations. Kid Artists is a delight for budding artists and eager readers alike.

Mine: It was fun to learn what drove some of the world’s most known artists as children.

VanGogh loved bugs
Beatrix Potter – Nature girl
Jackson Pollack – moved a lot
Charles Schultz – was a shy kid

Most were from humble beginnings and some even grew up in families that struggled, but all somehow make their way to greatness.

*I received a free ARC of from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
2016 New Release Challenge (Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and (un)Conventional Bookviews)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
2016 NetGalley Reading Challenge (Fictively)

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