Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Saturday, December 18, 2010


WE THREE KINGS is another beautiful offering by Russian artist, Gennady Spirin!  (To read my past posts about him, click here.)  

His lavish illustrations of this well-known Christmas carol will not disappoint you!  He dedicated this book to his three sons.

From Publisher's Review:  "Opulence befitting royalty characterizes Spirin's lush, jewel-hued watercolor-and-colored-pencil interpretation of the beloved carol about the three wise men (and their extensive entourages) who traverse afar. A spread rendered in an antique-like palette and featuring a host of singing, trumpeting angels in an inky, starlit sky marks each refrain of the familiar tune. Although younger readers will need help understanding some of the phrasing, they'll be happy to read or hum along, or just gaze at the sumptuously outfitted parade of camels, elephants, horses and kings making their way to Bethlehem. All ages."

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