Wonder at the incredible stories behind more than 50 artists who have inspired the world in this non-fiction book for kids. Pour paint onto a canvas with Jackson Pollock, laugh along with the pranks of Hokusai, and find beauty in your self-portrait with Frida Kahlo, as you follow the stories of more than 50 fabulous artists and theirgroundbreaking work.
Recycling has never been such fun keep unused paper cups and plates and don't throw our paper rolls and egg cartons. Turn them into... - a cute penguin island from old egg boxes - a smart dinosaur from paper plates - a giraffe and a zebra from paper rolls - a woodland theater from an old box
Which tunes could save a life, and which should come with a health warning? How do talking drums tell the history of Africa? What happens in your brain when you listen to music? Find the answers to these questions and more in 100 Things to Know about Music - an exciting book exploring all corners of the diverse world of music. Ideal for fact loving...
Children can discover the magic of Beethoven by pressing the buttons in this delightfully illustrated novelty book. The animal orchestra travel from place to place, playing different pieces of Beethoven's music and telling us a little bit about the composer's extraordinary life. This is a perfect introduction to one of the greatest composers of all time.
Complete beginners can learn how to draw all kinds of zoo animals, from an elephant to a lion and a camel to a giraffe. Each page has colourful, step-by-step instructions with plenty of space for doodling and practising your own drawings. Includes additional hints and tips for drawing animals in various habitats, changing their facial expressions and...
The mice are captivated by Matisse and the cats are exploring the Surrealists' room ... what else is going on in the gallery? This quirky and creative search-and-find book takes children, room by room, through a wonderfully illustrated gallery, where an array of animals are enjoying everything from Impressionism and Surrealism to Pop Art and Cubism.
See the world through Vincent van Gogh's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces. Have you ever wondered exactly what your favourite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the way they did? In this charming illustrated series, created in full collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what they saw,...
A visually stunning seek-and-find museum adventure for inquisitive kids. Seven-year-old Stevie is lost in the galleries! She needs to locate a series of artworks to find her way out and back to her family. Can you help her? Follow Stevie as she explores the most exciting and intriguing galleries and exhibitions inside The Met in this beautifully...
Shows how to paint more than 30 popular face-painting designs in easy steps, with handy hints, techniques and advice. Perfect for children, parents or anyone else keen to try their hand at face-painting anything from tigers, aliens and sharks to unicorns, rainbows and superheroes.
With questions such as How do you write a song? and Can you play music in space? this book is perfect for encouraging an interest in music. Lift the flaps to discover instruments from around the world, and hear them come to life by listening to the book's playlist on Usborne Quicklinks.
Discover how to doodle a sloth, turn pencil shavings into pictures and draw in ways you never imagined. Then try printing, spattering paints and painting with dots. There are ideas for portraits, patterns, optical illusions and more, so you'll soon have enough artworks for your own exhibition - and this book will show you how to stage one too.
Take a visual journey through the world of music and learn the science behind it, too. Budding music fans will love discovering musical geniuses of every era, from Mozart and classical music to Bowie and pop, as well as finding out how music is created and what links it all together.
Press the pages to listen to special arrangements from Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals in this stunning book. Little children will love looking at the beautifully illustrated scenes, from royal lions marching on an African plain to elephants plodding through the forest and swans gliding down a stream. A wonderful way for children to discover this...
Little children will love curling up with this soothing music book. Simply press the pages to listen to five calming classical tunes, including music by Schubert, Haydn and Faure. With delightful illustrations by Elsa Martins showing otters, koalas and lions enjoying the music.
Have you ever looked at a great work of art and thought, 'I could have done that'? Well, now's your chance! Try your hand at creating your own quirky pictures inspired by the world's most famous artists with more than 25 guided drawing projects, from Picasso-style portraits and Kandinsky abstracts to marvellous Mondrians and Matisses.
Take an exclusive tour of the world's most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. This behind-the-scenes guide showcases a huge range of incredible artefacts from history and reveals the hard work, care, and effort that goes into collecting, preserving, and storing them.
Uncover all the fun tips and tricks needed to improve your drawing skills and become an incredible artist, with this How to Draw book. Learn how to draw anything and everything - from funny people and dangerous dinosaurs to blossoming flowers and crazy cartoons - with this fantastic step-by-step drawing book for kids.
Create adorable kawaii characters with this easy-to-follow drawing book! Originating in Japan, the kawaii art style literally translates as 'cute' and turns people, animals and even food into lovable characters. Hello Kitty, Pikachu and Pusheen are all kawaii characters, and the style is as popular as ever.
Can you draw a circle, square, or triangle? Then you can draw anything! This book presents a new, easy-to-follow art method that makes drawing super-accessible, utterly undaunting, and huge fun. Just follow the clear, step-by-step instructions, and you'll soon be drawing people, transport, fairytale characters and much more! Recommended for children aged...
A highly readable book about architecture, lavishly illustrated with sixteen intricate cross sections. From straw huts to skyscrapers, palaces to arts centres, The Story of Buildings takes us on a journey across continents and over centuries. Patrick Dillon selects sixteen of the most iconic buildings from around the world
This inspiring book is bursting with hints and tips for drawing cartoon characters, locations, comic strips and more. Simple, step-by-step instructions explain techniques such as shading, drawing in perspective and making a comic strip on a computer. Includes QR links to download free images and watch video clips with drawing tips and inspiration.
With more than 40 fun art and craft ideas to try out, this book is the perfect starting point for little ones who want to discover all types of art. Children will love getting to grips with the basics of painting, print-making, drawing, paper crafting, and more.
Complete beginners can discover how to draw lots of different animals with this delightful write-in book. Each double colourful page has step-by-step drawing instructions, space to practise and doodle in, and ideas for colouring in or adding backgrounds.