Truck Reviews Beauty Spring Reading Men's slip on sneakers nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Weekly One PCB for select Bang & Olufsen Fire TV Stick Grocery Handmade Personalized Jewelry Shop by look Amazon Experience Centers Find a new favorite show Find a new favorite show Find a new favorite show  Echo Fire tablets: Designed for entertainment Kindle Paperwhite GNO Shop now STL18_GNO

Customer Review

on August 15, 2012
having loved mary blair and her inimitable art for many, many years, i was delighted to find out this book was being released!

it used to be fairly difficult to find some of the books in this volume, and to have them all in one place, and in such a large format, is a treasure, indeed!

the books in this volume are as follows:

baby's house
i can fly (the only book i previously owned out of this collection)
the golden book of little verses
the up and down book (a book i had never heard of before and an art style of hers i had never seen)
selections from the new golden song book:
nursery songs
singing games
hymns and carols
cradle songs
folk songs
patriotic songs

the foreward is a great bit of information on a truly remarkable lady who was talented beyond measure. her exceptional use of color and shape are present throughout, especially in the following instances:

p.39 has a cheeky goat that is VERY reminiscent of 'it's a small world.'
p.56/57 shows her great use of whimsy and angles.
p.80/81 has a VERY mary blair almost overwhelming exploding art in your face-ness. i love it. there is so much to see.
p.99 shows several beautiful bubbles similar to her concept art for the 'sing sweet nightengale' sequence from 'cinderella.'
p.114 shows a work that represents some of her best art: bright colors on a dark background. the shading is beautiful.
p. 128 is a great representation of her monochromatic art. blues and silvers never looked so lovely.

there has never been an artist even close to mary blair. the way she used colors, the way she painted children and creatures, the way she created whimsy with ease. this book is an inexpensive way to experience her art and expose the younger audience to it as well. i found the binding and the smooth pages to be of good construct and the images are even suitable to framing if one so desired.

and the book smells really good, too. :)

if you are a fan of mary blair, art, or children's books, you simply can not go wrong with this volume!
16 people found this helpful
|0Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like so:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

4.9 out of 5 stars