Picture This!

Paul Thurlby

6-9 years
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13 July 2017
48 pages

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, Velázquez, 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

...the perfect gift-shop purchase and a great investment for a family visit to the Gallery. Children are introduced to famous works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez, Degas and others through beautiful reproductions as well as facts, puzzles, activities and did-you-knows inspired by the artworks.

The School Run

You don't need to be planning a visit to the National Gallery to enjoy and learn from this book, but if you are going, then it will be marvellous to enjoy the book beforehand so you and your child can benefit fully; it's great for teachers planning class trips too (and the practical spiral binding makes it an ideal companion).

Parents in Touch

...the questions it poses are pertinent and thoughtful.

Minerva Reads