Author: Colleen Carroll; Illustrations by a variety of artists
Publisher: Abbeville Press Publishers
Series: How Artists See Jr, Bk. 4
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book? The cover has Time Transfixed on the cover... This is a picture I have loved for years (I have a poster of it too). Plus trains are right up my youngest nephews alley.
I've never read any How Artists See books, but apparently it's a series that can be used to instruct children in art appreciation. How Artists See Jr. is the preschool version of that.
At the beginning of this board book is a page titled "Tips for Using This Book." Listed are questions you can ask young children while looking at the artworks presented. When I read this with the kiddos, we first flipped through all the pics, then I went back and asked some of the questions. They picked the trains they would ride, and we discussed whether it was day/night, summer/winter, and whether the trains were fast/slow.
Overall, it is a very interesting book that brought me, as an adult, to look at some aspects of art more closely.