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Wednesday 14 January 2015

Review: Tate Kids Modern Art and British Art Activity Books

Oh Tate, how I love you. You're always so pretty, so clever, so lustrous on the production-front. In these two new activity books, you've done it again.

Art and design aficionados, both books feature to-die-for graphic design elements and peeks at some of Britain's finest artworks, bringing both British and modern art to life.

British Art has zany activities based on artworks by some of Britain's most exciting artists. Play a game of 'Formaldehyde and Seek' inspired by Damien Hirst. Find out how to capture the spectacular glow of Turner's painted sunsets with a torch and some cellophane.

Modern Art is based on 10 major modern and contemporary artworks. Fun facts and games will fire kids' imaginations, while each activity is carefully designed to encourage a deeper understanding of the artist's approach and the concepts behind each artwork.

Packed with James Lambert's energetic, colourful illustrations, these activity books show that art can be accessible, enjoyable and above all, fun, even for the very young.

Title: Tate Kids Modern Art and Tate Kids British Art
Author: Sharna Jackson
Illustrator: James Lambert
Publisher: Tate, $15.40 RRP
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781849762410/9781849763035
For ages: 4 - 9
Type: Activity Book