A colourful and engaging introduction to The National Gallery for children aged 5 to 8.
Come on a fascinating tour of one of the world's most-visited museums and discover more about masterpieces and the stories behind them.
This wonderful introduction to the National Gallery brings paintings to life and is a perfect companion for visiting the museum. With fascinating facts, intriguing puzzles and creative activities throughout this is a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art.
Created in consultation with the National Gallery, this engaging book introduces children to one of the richest collections of paintings in the world, including famous works by the greatest painters - Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Degas and many others - and masterpieces by less familiar artists. Featuring beautiful reproductions, fascinating facts and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as games and activities inspired by the art, young readers will be encouraged to find out more and get creative.
Praise for Numbers: 'Stunning collection.' Guardian
'Paul Thurlby's prints are so ludicrously beautiful that I am seriously tempted to blow the budget, order the whole lot and paper a wall with them.' India Knight, journalist and author
Stunning collection. - (Numbers Book) Guardian
An absolutely stunning alphabet book. Each letter is its own work of art. - (Alphabet Book) angelsandurchins.co.uk
Skilfully constructed and cleverley composed, it's an awesome alphabet book that adults will also appreciate. - (Alphabet Book) Kirkus Reviews
Deceptively simple at first glance this collection of short phrases paired with bold illustrations and basic facts rewards close examination. Wordplay, visual jokes and strong design combine to create another winner for Thurlby-and readers. - (Wildlife Book) Kirkus Reviews
Paul Thurlby has been a full-time illustrator since 2006. He has worked in advertising, editorial and T-shirt design, as well as publishing. His first book, Alphabet, won the BolognaRagazzi Opera Prima award in 2013. His inspiration comes from mid-century design and illustration. His style is retro-modern, with retro aesthetics and modern subject matter.