by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo ’94
Both books combine historical paintings with different developmental skills that help teach young children while introducing them to classic art. “Finding King Henry’s Treasure” is an adventure with a lot of “texture” (the brave knight’s velvet cloak, the duchess’s feathered hat); “Count Monet’s Lilies” teaches counting, beginning with one lily (“White Water Lilies” by Claude Monet) and ending with nine boys (“Snap the Whip” by Winslow Homer). The books conclude with pictures and facts about all the featured paintings, adding another teaching element to the books.
Find King Henry’s Treasure: ISBN-13: 978-1402763243.
Count Monet’s Lilies: ISBN-13: 978-1402763236.
Both published by Sterling, 2010.