Bringing Books to Life: Watercolor Painting with Monet

by On March 11, 2014 in Childrens Books, Reading

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<a href="http://bookboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/claudecrop.jpg"><img class="wp-image-4767 " alt="claudecrop" src="http://bookboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/claudecrop-1024×410.jpg" width="648" height="260" /></a> from Monet Paints a Day by Julie Danneberg &amp; Caitlin Heimerl

There’s a beautiful book in the Bookboard collection called <a href="http://share.bookboard.com/shelves/bb_ebd7f5d4146098faa8b09/index.html?selectedBookID=470">Monet Paints a Day</a>. When the new books come in, I often read them over with my little boy, Jude, before processing them and getting them ready to be launched for everyone else to read too. When we saw this book, Jude and I were inspired to do some of our own painting.<!–more–> Here’s Jude rocking his watercolors on some wooden beads, his hands, the paper and the table. Is this life imitating art, or is art imitating life?

<a href="http://bookboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/judemonet-copy.jpg"><img class="wp-image-4777 " alt="judemonet copy" src="http://bookboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/judemonet-copy-1024×768.jpg" width="614" height="461" /></a> Jude painting

Here are some other artistically inspiring books from our collection that you might also enjoy!

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Cen is a children’s librarian in Silicon Valley, and a children’s digital services consultant at LittleeLit.com. She has driven a bookmobile, managed branch libraries, developed innovative programs for babies, young children and teens, and now helps other libraries incorporate digital media into their early literacy programming. She attended the California State Library’s Eureka Leadership Institute in 2008 and now serves on the American Library Association's ALSC Children & Technology committeetaschen.

1 Comment

  1. Diana Dull Akers

    March 20, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Beautiful book and beautiful boy!