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Magritte's Marvelous Hat Hardcover – April 17, 2012
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The book is a delightful way to bring Modern art to children. My three-year-old boy has me read the book to him over and over. Parents--you know what that means: you've got a winner here. My son always calls out, "The hat came back!" at the appropriate moment in the story, and he shouts out again to announce when Magritte has made it back home after the adventure that drives the plot.
This is the most original children's book I've read in years, and I recommend it to all parents who want to find a fun way to lead their children onto a journey of discovery of Modern art.
the artist. The book is really enjoyable for the parents and the children and helps them get started learning about and
appreciating art at a very young age. It is a book they will love for many years.
In "Magritte's Marvelous Hat," author/illustrator D.B. Johnson brings Magritte to life in the form of a dog. One day, Magritte sees a marvelous hat in a store window. He tries on the hat and it just pops up and floats above his head, and that's just the way she likes it. Magritte hurries home and finds that painting has become easy -- his hat is amazing!
The next day Magritte goes for a walk and his hat pretends to blow away. The hat loves to play, and when Magritte wants it to sit still so he can paint, the hat runs away. It's a giant game of hide and seek that ends with some of Magritte's best work.
The artwork for "Magritte's Marvelous Hat" was inspired by Magritte's work in real life. Magritte painted real-life objects like an egg, hat, apple and pipe. They make appearances throughout the book.
"Magritte's Marvelous Hat" is a marvelous read. The illustrations are beautiful and the text fun. Four transparent pages are really what make this books special, adding to the surrealist feel while being accessible for its young audience.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My students LOVED this book and it was a great intro to our study of Surrealism and Magritte.Published 2 months ago by Tami Thompson
I love this book. It is clever and beautiful. My four year old loves it also. We read it a lot and it is in her regular rotation.Published 5 months ago by C. Johnson
This is a great book, fun story. Johnson is a solid author.Published 16 months ago by Sentanta Hounds
I know very few about surreal arts. But pictures in this book remind many famous arts that even me can fell familiar. It's very fun book, for children and parents.Published 22 months ago by Sopana T.
I love to read this book to my students and show them that art can be different from the norm. I then have them paint a picture with something unusual in it! Read morePublished on July 23, 2014 by Janet Schultz
Don Johnson is a genius as well as an exceptional artist. This book is for any reader; it's a wonderful children's story with thrilling illustrations that cannot help but interest... Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by Michael Baker
This book is truly wonderful! The story is imaginative and beautifully drawn with some clear plastic pages that add to the story and are sure to interest young and old alike.Published on November 14, 2012 by D. Johnson