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Wednesday 15 March 2017

Review: Andy Web Artist

Andy Web is a spider with a passion for drawing. His home is in the National Gallery. He dreams of becoming an artist like all the famous ones whose work is displayed in the gallery. But how can a spider achieve his creative dreams?  

Our Andy is a never -say-die web spinner. He utilises the shapes and forms of the famous paintings to perfect his technique. He must accept that colour will never enter his work. Maybe there is another way of making his art sparkle?

Andy uses what he has, to become what he longs to be.

This is a brilliant story designed to bring children closer to art. Incorporated into the long list of ideas and approaches are art styles, shapes and artistic forms of expression.

Humour and clever wordplay present this interesting approach to learning about art. With inspiring themes of persistence, self belief and following your dreams regardless of the obstacles you come across, it will teach children to never give up!

This highly imaginative book will sure to be a favourite with parents and children. Starting from the fantastic cover and end pages, every part of it is beautifully designed and adorned by Maree Coote’s stunning artwork and superb text. Added is a hidden challenge for children to seek and find on the pages.

There are Clever Kids Teachers’ Notes at the end, which continue the instruction of art information through Q&A. I loved this book. Every part of it was full of interest.

Title: Andy Web: Artist
Author/Illustrator: Maree Coote
Publisher: Melbourne Style Books, $29.95
Publication Date: February 2017
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780992491758
For ages: 7+
Type: Picture Book