Plattsburgh, New York author Amy Guglielmo discusses the “Touch the Art” book series. Guglielmo and Julie Appel created these textured books to expose children to masterpieces in a visual and tactile way. Kids learn to touch the paintings in a book instead of on a museum wall.
Amy Guglielmo grew up in the artistic community of Plattsburgh, New York. She is an artist, teacher, designer, and best-selling author. Amy currently resides on the shores of Lake Champlain and Costa Rica with her husband.
The “Touch the Art” series is a fresh, funny introduction to fine art for kids.
“Jump inside” the paintings with fun, tactile pages that introduce children to the works of the world’s greatest artists and their famous paintings. Each book in the “Touch the Art” series gives kids the chance to tug, snap, lift and pull their way through art history.
Touch the Art: Pop Warhol’s Top, Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair, Feed Matisse’s Fish, Make Van Gogh’s Bed, Catch Picasso’s Rooster, Tickle Tut’s Toes, Count Monet’s Lilies, and Find King Henry’s Treasure. All eight titles will have little ones touching, tracing, popping and tugging famous works of art.
The series contains fabulous works of art from the Renaissance to the modern masters including da Vinci, Monet, Frida Kahlo, Cézanne, Jacob Lawrence and Andy Warhol. Every turn of the colorful, sturdy pages provides stimulation and art to explore. At the end of each book, back matter entitled Artifacts provides additional background information for inquisitive, older readers and adults alike.