Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Linnea in Monet's Garden by Christina Björk Review

Book Nerd Review
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Celebrate Linnea’s Birthday!

Linnea has visited Claude Monet's garden! In Paris, she got to see many of his actual paintings. Now she understands what it means for a painter to be called an Impressionist. This innovative art book for children contains full-color photos of many of Monet's famous paintings.

Christina Bjork’s Linnea in Monet’s Garden is the story of a small Swedish girl and her good neighbor friend, Mr. Bloom. They both share a passion for painting, particularly the kinds that Claude Monet creates. Their love of art brings these two friends together as they decide to visit Monet’s garden in Giverny. With a journey ahead of them, the book details their adventure to Paris.

This book is a good representation of Monet’s works and his method. Perhaps the most gripping part of this lovely story is that it is from a child’s point of view. I like how Christina used real settings and incorporated actual photographs of Monet which made the story that much more special. The brilliant blend of history and art with Linnea’s dream are just the perfect elements for a book that children ages 4 and up will enjoy and parents will appreciate. This lovely story of a young girl’s dream of visiting Monet’s garden is like a biography in disguise. There is a lot to learn about Monet, his works, techniques, and even his family. Linnea in Monet’s Garden is a beautiful story with stunning illustrations and a great depiction of Monet’s unique life.

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  1. Oh and my favorite all time Children's book would be Shel Silverstein where the sidewalk ends...

  2. like chris my fave book is shel silverstein 'where the side walk ends'

    i couldn't get enuff of it

  3. My favorite book when I was a child was "Doctor Dolittle".

  4. I love the book, THE LITTLE PRINCE. :D

  5. My all time favorite children's books are the Madeline books.

  6. My all time favorite: The Giving Tree.

  7. My all time favorite children's books are the different series by Thornton Burgess.

  8. My fairy-tales book. It's still among my favorites and The Princess and the Pea.

  9. Matilda by Roald Dahl and every Disney book :) :D