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Katie's Sunday Afternoon Hardcover – March 1, 2005

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PreSchool-Grade 3 - As in Katie and the Sunflowers (2001) and Katie and the Mona Lisa (1999, both Scholastic), Mayhew continues his picture-book explorations of masterpieces with this foray into the world of the Pointillists. This time, his protagonist cools off on a hot day at the museum by climbing into Georges Seurat's Bathers at Asnières. As she rests on the edge of the frame, it tilts, spilling water into the gallery. When the child hops over into Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte and invites a young girl to play with her in the gallery's rising water, the other figures are quick to follow. The climax features the footsteps of a guard and a last-minute save by the magic of the gentleman from Paul Signac's Portrait of Felix Feneon. While the paintings Mayhew combines cannot actually be found in a single museum, the juxtaposition allows him to introduce famous examples of Pointillism. Acknowledgements and brief biographical notes clarify locations and present basic facts about the artists. Although Mayhew's copies are brighter and less subtle than the originals, children will get the point. The book will serve as a lighthearted introduction or follow-up to Robert Burleigh's fascinating and interactive presentation of both the artist and his controversial piece in Seurat and La Grande Jatte (Abrams, 2004). - Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library
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Gr. 1-3. One summer day, Katie and her grandmother head for the art museum, but the gallery is uncomfortably warm. When Katie spies Georges Seurat's Bathers at Asnieres, the painting is so vivid that she can almost feel the breeze and hear the river, "so she climb[s] over the frame and inside the picture." As Grandma snoozes, Katie dons her swimsuit and splashes into the river. When water starts pouring out of the painting into the gallery, the dual realities merge quite--fluidly. Katie (and Jacques from Bathers) jump in and out of famous pointillist paintings until they have to borrow a boat from Seurat's Port of Honfleur. In the end, the magician from Paul Signac's Portrait of Felix Feneon restores order just as the guard comes around the bend. The watercolor artwork is in a simple impressionistic style. A note about the pointillists Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, and Camille Pissarro closes another of Mayhew's playful, imaginative celebrations of the happy fusion of life and art. Karin Snelson
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439606780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439606783
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 10.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #999,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By N. Erskine on August 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book takes the reader on a journey through a young girls imagination and provides a unique exposure for young children in art appreciation. The end of each book provides information on the artist, materials used to create the art form and the location of the painting. Both of my daughters, age two and five, really enjoyed reading the collection of Katie's adventures. I would recommend buying the hardcover books for long lasting use, because you will be reading it again and again!
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We love the Katie books, a great way to introduce your child to art masterpieces while having an adventure in the story!
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My two-year-old daughter Katie cannot get enough of this book. It comes with us wherever we go, we read it day and night, and she has been wearing her bathing suit for three weeks now because she wants to be 'just like Katie.' There is something extremely magical about this book! Also, I like this story better than some of the others -- Katie is less of a rascal in this one.
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I read this with my 6 year old. We checked out a book about Seurat at the same time so I could show her the actual paintings. She giggled as we read. It was fun for the art to come alive.
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Katie and her grandmother are looking for an activity to enjoy together on a hot summer afternoon. They try the pool but it's full. They decide to go to the art gallery that is near by. Katie's grandmother sits down to rest and Katie goes off to explore the various painting. Her imagination takes her right into the paintings she's looking at. Join Katie as she explores the paintings and find a neat way to cool off!

We enjoyed looking at the art work features in the book. We learned a lot about Pointillist from the section in the back of the book. It was cool to know that the art work was done entirely in dots!

Yes We found out that this is part of a series. The entire series is an excellent intro to art and museum visits.
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