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The Great Art Activity Book

Paul Thurlby

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Colouring & painting activity books, Art: general interest (Children's / Teenage), Educational: Art & design

A creative activity book to introduce the National Gallery and its masterpieces to children

Get creative with one of the world's most-visited museums and discover more about masterpieces and the stories behind them.

This wonderful activity book will help bring the paintings to life in fun and interesting ways. It's a fantastic platform for children developing a lifelong love of art as well as their creative skills.

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.

Praise for Paul Thurlby's 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

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Praise for The Great Art Activity Book

  • 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

  • An absolutely stunning alphabet book. Each letter is its own work of art. - (Alphabet Book) angelsandurchins.co.uk

  • Stunning collection. - (Numbers Book) Guardian

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Paul Thurlby

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.