Bilingual is Better

Like any little girl her age, my 5-year-old daughter loves to draw. Like any little brother, my 2-year-old son loves to copy her. And so they can sit there for a nice long while surrounded by paper and crayons, markers, pens and pencils. She drawing and making up her own little books and him scribbling.

I’m not a very artistic person, but I do love art. Although my husband doesn’t really draw, he’s been a photographer and videographer for more than 20 years. Our kids have been exposed to all kinds of different art, but I don’t think we really had a lot of book specifically about art and/or artists until now.

My Scholastic Parent Circle pick for February from Club Leo’s catalog is an art and imagination pack which contains six books about topics that range from colors to artists’ lives. Check out the titles:

1) ¡Compórtate, Pablo Picasso!

2) El libro de colores de Coneja Blanca

3) Diego

4) Frida

5) Abecedarios

6) Mi vida en colores

The ones about the artists are a great introduction to some of the masters just for kids. My favorite is the one about Frida Khalo, which my daughter was able to read all by herself. I love how the author tells Frida’s life story in a way even my daughter was able to understand. Not to mention the illustrations that are absolutely gorgeous and go perfectly with this book.

The other thing that I loved about this pack is that there was something in it for both my kids. In other words, my 2-year-old is too little for the books about the artists, but he loved the ones about the colors. On the other hand, a couple of the books were too simple for my 5-year-old, but that means she could read them all but herself.

The Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner: Jodi !

We’re giving away one Art and Imagination Pack to one lucky winner.

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