Review: Paint Me a Poem

Paint Me a Poem :: Children's Book Review
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Paint Me a Poem

Author: Justine Rowden

Published in 2005 by WordSong

Paint Me a Poem is a fascinating way to expose young readers to classical pieces of art. Each masterpiece of art is accompanied by a poem full of beautiful imagery, metaphors, and vivid writing to interest the audience and cultivate an appreciation for the classic artwork. Paintings featured include works from Andre Derain, Auguste Renoir, Leonardo da Vinci, and many other admired artists. The variety of color and style in the paintings complement the variety among the presentation of the poems, creating a collection of art-inspired poetry that will engage readers and nurture a greater respect for these masterpieces of art.

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