“If Monet Painted A Monster”
Artists paint monsters in many different ways, but what would the monster look like if a master artist painted it? In this book, readers will follow the mouse-artist to discover various famous artworks that now have monsters incorporated into them utilizing the famous artists’ unique painting styles.
In the back of the book learn more about the sixteen represented artists and their artwork.
This book can also be used with art lessons.
This book promotes creative components of imagination, uniqueness, and creative expression.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because it shows rather than tells the story of George through word painting and illustrations.
TITLE: If Monet Painted A Monster
AUTHOR: Amy Newbold
ILLUSTRATOR: Greg Newbold
PUBLISHER: Tilbury House Publishers, 2019
AGE GROUP: 5-9
TOPIC(S): monsters, art history, painters
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, uniqueness, creative expression
1) Design a monster. Next pick a famous work of art. Then recreate that art piece using your monster.
2) Of the artworks shown in this book, which one are you most drawn to? Research that artist’s style. Paint a picture using that artist’s particular art style.
3) Often times monsters are depicted as scary. Create a “nice” monster. What superpower does your monster have? How will your monster help others or the world?
4) Pick two artworks from the book. Compare and contrast the different artistic styles. Try your hand at painting or drawing in those artists’ styles.
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