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The Hare with the Pearl Earring [Kindle Edition]

Julia Dweck , Patricia Saco
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Art meets adventure in this thrilling tale of wonder. Readers are invited into an enchanted world where animals are famous artists. Join Henny the hare, as she models for Vincent Van Crow, Andy Warthog, Picatso, Dove Vinci, Wren War, and Verm Hare. Who will be crowned the best artist in Henny's village? Readers will enjoy this rhyming adventure that leads them on a fantastic journey into the colorful world of art.

Special Feature: Several pages contain a unique artist icon. Tap once on the icon to learn more.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3439 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Publisher: KiteReaders (June 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008FHEZ3S
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #965,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read June 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I stumbled upon Hare with the Pearl Earring while looking for a fun summer read for my little one. What a find!!
The rhyming text is lots of fun to share with a young child. My son loved learning about all of the different artists in this fast paced fantasy adventure set inside an enchanted village. The interactivity was really well done. My son and I enjoyed clicking on all the facts and learning things even I never knew about the artists and their art. Kudos to Dweck and Saco.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hare with the Pearl Earring July 21, 2012
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In The Hare with the Pearl Earring Julie Dweck uses an unique approach to teach children about famous artists and the masterpieces they created. Her interactive ebook combines a fictional story with factual information to make learning enticing.

Henny, the hare, is given the extraordinary opportunity of modeling for several famous artists like Vincent Van Crow, Picatso, Dove Vinci and others. Each artist paints a fantastic portrait of Henny in their own unique style with the hopes of being named the best artist in the town. Henny, loves all the portraits, but one holds a special place in her heart. All the artists create sensational pieces making choosing just one a difficult task. Find out who is named "Best Artist" and which piece of art Henny likes most.

Patricia Saco is very talented and does an exquisite job illustrating the story and creates a masterpiece of her own.

The ebook also features icons which redirect readers to the real artists represented by the characters in the story. Readers have the chance to learn facts about the artist as well as see a piece of artwork created by them.

With art becoming scarce in many schools across the country The Hare with the Pearl Earring is an effective tool parents can use to help children experience art in an entertaining way.

I really enjoyed The Hare with the Pearl Earring and highly recommend reading it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book July 2, 2012
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A lovely book that spins a story to introduce some famous artists and their works. My two sweethearts love this beautiful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Hare with the Pearl Earring is a masterpiece! July 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Usually I have to find a book that either appeals to my son or my daughter. In this case, both of my children loved The Hare with the Pearl Earring. Neither child knew much about the original painting (The Girl with the Pearl Earring), but they were equally interested to learn more about Vermeer and his art after reading Henny the Hare's adventure. There were great true tidbits thrown in, along the way. My kids were fascinated to learn that some art historians think that the Mona Lisa may have actually been the artist Da Vinci, himself. It was a combination of the wonderful art, the adventure, and the entertaining true facts that kept my kids engaged and mesmerized from beginning to end. This is a truly worthwhile read. It opens the doors to great storytelling and culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and great value, too June 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
What a great way to introduce kids to the great Masters of the art world! Hare with the Pearl Earring is a great blend of learning and fun. All of the animals are based on famous artists. The interactive pop-up content provides young readers with fun facts about paintings and their varied styles, including pop, cubism, impressionism, and abstract. It's a captivating read for someone who wants to share the history of art with a young reader. Julia Dweck has proven that "edutainment" can be fun. The illustrator, Patricia Saco, has really captured the feel of each artist's famous painting. The two have packed a lot of value in one ebook.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great book! June 22, 2013
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Impressive. This book, of course, contained the wonderful rhyming of Julia Dweck but in addition to that there was so much more. The illustrations are really a work of art that adults and children alike can appreciate. There is an interactive touch to the pages that teach all of us just a bit more about some of the most famous paintings and artists. It's really quite amazing how much they were able to fit into this tiny book.

Author: Julia Dweck, Patricia Saco (Illustrator)
Source: Author
Grade: B+
Ages: 6-10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clever Way to Introduce Art History January 1, 2013
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The Hare with the Pearl Earring is an interactive eBook from Kite Reader that features famous artists from the past along with cute animal adaptations of their art. Meet Van Crow, Wren-War, and Andy Warthog, along with several others as they paint their pieces inspired by Henny, a bunny artist's model. As Henny meets each artist, kids will learn more about the style of their artwork, the period, and the history by following interactive links to the real artist. My kids enjoyed comparing the animal-adapted pieces to the real paintings, such as the Hairy Lisa. The Hare with the Pearl Earring is a cute story on its own, but I especially like how it teaches art appreciation and art history to kids in a fun way:

"Andy paints soup cans, and bottles, and dollars.
His art is big business and purchased by scholars.
Henny models her face for Andy's new prints.
He gives all six squares their own colorful tints.
Andy uses bold colors, style, and flair.
He calls his painting simply, 'The Hare.'"

I thought Julia Dweck did a nice job of incorporating information about the artists into the rhyming text, and the story was simple enough for very young children to follow, while including enough clever plays on words and factual information to intrigue older readers. The accompanying pages on the real artists include interesting details about the artists, and I learned some trivia I had never heard before, such as who the subject for the Mona Lisa might have been. The illustrations by Patricia Saco are gorgeous, and she captures the essence of the famous artwork flawlessly along with the characteristics of the artists themselves. Van Crow even has a bandage on his "ear." What a clever way to incorporate art into a child's life!

{The publisher provided me with a copy of this eBook in exchange for my honest review.}
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More About the Author

Julia Dweck is a published author of children's books for digital and print publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy and edutainment in rhyme and in prose.

Julia's background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She's collaborated with leading illustrators in the world of children's literature to produce over 30 books. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon's bestsellers lists, "Kindle Daily Deals" and customer top rated lists.

In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children's literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2012 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

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