Petit Connoisseur – Art: A book report

By kenny friedman on Monday, November 08, 2010

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I'm not sure why, but early on we decided that we wanted Miloh to know how to speak and read. Therefore decided to read to him. I know it's weird but we're just like that.


As I started reading his books I noticed a lot of ridiculous things. Some things in simple word books were wrong, some story-lines fell totally flat (I'm not expecting great literature but a little effort is nice), and some things just didn't make sense (and not in a good Dr. Seuss way).

So I've decided to do some book reviews, in my own way...but before I start ripping books to shreds I thought I'd start with one I like, although I didn't like it at first.

Petit Connoisseur: Art.

It's a simple 7 spread book with art words like Moma, Dada, Van Gogh and such.

I was an art major so I got stuck on a few of the spreads. Sure Van Gogh is in his style as Dali is in his and such.

But cubism is just blocks stacked up, in more of a pop style if anything. Plus why is MoMA in there? It's not a style.

That's when I hated the book.

But after reading it a few times I got it.

MoMA is a pic of a kid with his mom. Dada is a dad. Dali a doll and Cubism was blocks. I'm sure Miloh got it at his young age and I was a bit of a fool.

The art major in me then loved the irreverence of it...because art should be fun and not untouchable. Now it's one of my favorite books to read to Miloh...although it's a bit short.

So check it out...and wait for some upcoming book reports where I rip the books to shreds.





3 comments:

  1. I think my hubs might appreciate that book. Thanks for the review.

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  2. Looking forward to more book reports! It's always a struggle to find nice books, but after all it's the way we tell it that makes it a good book :)

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  3. Looking forward to more book reports! It's always a struggle to find nice books, but after all it's the way we tell it that makes it a good book :)

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