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Katie's Picture Show

James Mayhew

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Katie, For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Interest age: from c 4 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks, Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage), Libraries, museums, schools (Children's / Teenage)

Celebrate 25 years of Katie making art an adventure with this exquisite new edition of the first ever story, Katie's Picture Show.

Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story's 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old.

Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun - particularly when you step into the world inside the frame . . .

Includes reproductions of:
The Hay Wain by John Constable
Madame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Les Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Tropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri Rousseau
Dynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich

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Praise for Katie's Picture Show

  • My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings. - Katie Derham, The Times

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James Mayhew

James Mayhew studied at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.

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