- Age Range: 4 - 6 years
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Series: Touch the Art
- Board book: 24 pages
- Publisher: Sterling; Mus Brdbk edition (October 28, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402735693
- ISBN-13: 978-1402735691
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Touch the Art: Pop Warhol's Top Board book – October 28, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
This book includes:
Campbell's Soup Can- Andy Warhol
Untitled- Keith Haring (red, blue and green figures dancing)
Girl with Ball- Roy Lichtenstein
Two Cheeseburgers with Everything- Claes Oldenburg
The Woodcut Bathrobe- Jim Dine
Cakes- Wayne Thiebaud
Marilyn- Andy Warhol
Love, Indiana Stable May 66- Robert Indiana
Mustard on White- Roy Lichtenstein
At the end of the book the authors have included a short paragraph about each work of art and the artist who created it, which is great for me since I never knew much about modern art.
As with all the books in this series, the artwork is the main event- don't buy these books for the great literary prose- you'll be disappointed there. But the great art really makes up for it! You will be so engrossed by the artwork and the touch and feel that the lack of creative prose wont bother you!
These books are great for kids and their parents! The famous works of art make touch and feel books more interesting for the parents, and the fun tactile elements make art education books more fun for the kids!
Anyway I think it's a great book. I studied art history and it's important to show children art. I wanted to review this because I felt it needed defending....several other reviews on here dissed the book's rhymes. I must say that I enjoy the fanciful, lighthearted words on each page. It could be because my son is only 1 yr old. But why would a book have to make up some intelligent plot line, connecting unrelated pieces of art together? It's a picture book, not a story book. It's a book about art, not a book about literature. Stop over-critiquing and enjoy it for what it is. My son loves it.
Pop Warhol's Top
Make Van Gogh's Bed
Tickle Tut's Toes
The disappointing one was Brush Mona Lisa's Hair, and Feed Matissa's Fish was just okay.
Anyway, the colours in Pop Warhol's Top are bold and vibrant and the touch-and-feel elements, while small compared to the overall paintings, are fun to feel for and discover. I was an art history student in college, so reading these books to my 18 month old son is a pleasure.
Pop Warhol's Top was definitely one of our favorites - although the rotating Campbell's lid did eventually get lost after years of spinning it around saying the "Pop! Top! 1,2,3" line with it!
However, I wonder why the words are really necessary. The rhymes all seem forced and add very little to the book. The last one annoys me the most---"Icky, sticky mustard bread, Poke the crust and go to bed." Now what the point of that? I tried reading the text along with the pictures the first few times through, but soon gave up on it and just talk about the pictures as we go.
The touch and feel aspects are mixed. I guess they encourage kids to linger longer over each piece, but they aren't spectacular. For example, the page with cakes has only a few cakes with slightly raised patterns---hard even to notice. The robe picture has one fuzzy part of an arm---I think it would be just as enjoyable without it.
I don't mean to sound critical, as I do love the idea of this book---it's great to introduce kids to real art early on. I just think in this case, less would be more---less words, less gimmacks, more art!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
wasn't in amazing condition...but i love a good kids book, especially one that is different than the othersPublished 2 months ago by Courtney
The cover was damaged and so was one of the pages. Very disappointing.Published 11 months ago by Lindsay Vella
Cute book! My kids (22 mos) love this book. Its tactile, and great for engaging the senses. This is one of a series of books, I plan on ordering the others too!Published 19 months ago by balihai
Was not in the best condition when I recieved this book, but it adds great into a baby art book colection, has a wide varity of modern artists featured, and it touchable. Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by TB
The art is fun and "interactive" enough I suppose, the words are sort of stupid and irrelevant, they don't make any sort of story. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Happy Mommy
My book arrived in good condition, but that still meant that the can top on the opening page was missing. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by mr and ms
I'm not sure how long it will last. Some parts can/could easily be pulled off. My daughter is a year old and has no interest in it, though she may later. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by K. Campbell