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Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors GB: Drawing with Scissors (Smart About Art)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  84 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Presents the life and work of Henri Matisse in the form of a child's school report.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 18th 2002 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Angela O'donnell
Henri Matisse – Drawing with Scissors
Is a story based on the famous artist Henri Matisse. It is written in the form of a school report written by Keesia Johnson for her art project. Keesia chooses Henri Matisse as he has the same birthday as her! Keesia takes us on a journey through Matisse’s life from her own perspective. She goes through his early years as an artist, right through to his later years and how he used cut-outs
The book is laid out in a very child friendly way. The mixture of draw
Rosa Cline
Jul 06, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, mine-read
I originally checked this book out due to the author. My 2 year old granddaughter and I have read several of her "Fancy Nancy' books and I wanted to see how this book was. It was a bit on the 'older' side to read to her (although I probably could have) I choose to just read it myself. It was a surprisingly nice read. A bit overwhelming at times but for an older child researching artists this is just up their alley. This is written from a little girls point of view writing an essay on Mr. Matisse ...more
This would be a nice addition to any elementary classroom or library shelves and a good way to introduce students to Henri Matisse. Make sure to follow this read up with your own "drawing with scissors project."
Lisa Lathrop
Great short biography on the artist Henri Matisse. Complete with photographs of some of his work. Easy to read and understand for elementary students. Often use this book to teach projects in the style of Matisse.
Julia Katic
Aug 02, 2015 Julia Katic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely simple story with creative ideas
Lena Barnes
Sep 22, 2009 Lena Barnes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is from the smart about art book series. This book is in the form of a student written book report on artist Henri Matisse. It has great facts about the artist, connections that the students made with the artist, picture by the artist and imitations of the artist work by the student. These books are so fun yet informative. They can also inspire students to research about a famous artist, author, musician, etc. and write their own book about them.
I seem to love everying jeanette winter does. This would be great for story time, expecially with older kids to be followed by scissor activities.
I think this is a fun book. It's written in a the format of a young girl's report for class. Tons of interesting information and interaction. Pictures are great and have a multimedia feel to them. Enough information to give you a good sense of the artist and want to know more. The girls ate it up today!
Feb 11, 2012 Teri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-books
Really liked this art book about Henri Matisse--told from a child's perspective. The renditions of his paintings are really dull though--get a good book of photos of his paintings to supplement this like: Henri Matisse (Artists in Their Time Series)
Amanda Pless
May 23, 2008 Amanda Pless rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a cute book about Matisse’s life’s work and a creative and fun way that kids could make similar artworks by cutting and layering paper. This book is more for elementary but it could be used as project in a secondary classroom.
Mar 18, 2016 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-craft, catholic
04/11: This one is written like a school report. The boys appreciated that it mentions Matisse's friendship with "a nun," the Monique we learned about in our last Matisse book, "Matisse: The King of Color."
Delightful book about Matisse written as a child's report on the artist. Great illustrations.
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