I Spy a Lion: Animals in Art

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Greenwillow Books, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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Following the acclaimed tradition of the first I Spy book, this volume is a rich investigation into the pleasures of paintings which focuses on animals and birds. Readers must find the creatures, each of which is part of an important work of art created by a wide variety of artists throughout the centuries. Full color.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Micklethwait continues in her ``I Spy'' tradition (I Spy Two Eyes, 1993, etc.) in this latest game of looking at art. She has selected 20 paintings from the world's greatest collections and has ... Read full review

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User Review  - mwittkids - LibraryThing

This series combines the fun of playing "I Spy" with art appreciation. Read full review


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Lucy Micklethwait says, "I began to play 'I Spy' with paintings with my own children when they were very young. Over and over again my children pointed out things which I had never noticed before--an apple that had fallen to the floor, a funny-shaped shoe, an expression on a face. Although we were simply 'looking at pictures, ' I was well aware that, by making these paintings accessible, I was enabling my children to build up a store of images in their own minds which must inevitably lead to some interest in fine art." Ms. Micklethwait's books for children include I Spy Shapes in Art; I Spy: An Alphabet in Art; I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art.

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