A while back, Adeline really got into this card game we have, Close Up, which is basically a deck of cards of famous paintings.  You can use them to play matching games like memory or go-fish.  It is a wonderful set.  And it sent us on a little art exploration journey for a couple of months.

First stop, of course, was the library.  We found a treasure trove, but a few of our very favorites were:

Frida by Jonah Winter
The Usborne Art Treasury
The Art Box by Gail Gibbons
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch

I also stumbled upon this post just as we were beginning our hunt for good art books.

Anything by Ed Emberley is brilliant.

We really like 123 I Can Draw and 123 I Can Paint by Irene Luxbacher.

We read Mouse Paint and had fun mixing colors with a friend.

Don’t worry, Beatrice got in on the art action, too.