Henri's Scissors (Book) : Winter, Jeanette : "When Henri Matisse was a boy, he drew pictures everywhere. And when he grew up, he became a famous artist whose paintings were beloved around the world. Them late in life, a serious illness confined Henri to just his bed and a wheelchair. But amazingly, from there he created some of his finest works , the enormous and breathtaking paper cut-outs."--Jacket flap.
Algunos de los más importantes artistas de la historia repasan en primera persona los diferentes períodos creativos de su vida y desvelan las peculiaridades de su pintura con un tono ameno y cercano. Libros concebidos para que los niños experimenten una aproximación al arte no exenta de diversión.
I believe this book would be a great resource to use in a classroom to get the children interested in art. After reading the book you can have them paint an octopus with many different colors to let their imaginations soar. This is a great example of tying art into literature that was shown in the reading.