Friday 11 October 2019

ReaditDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 11th October 2019: "Dr Seuss' Horse Museum" by Dr Seuss and Andrew Joyner (Penguin Books)

This week's second book of the week is a real wow, not just for fans of amazing classic pieces of art, but for fans of the mighty Dr Seuss, who is our guide along with Andrew Joyner for "Dr Seuss' Horse Museum".

We love art, we love classic pieces of art and classic artists, but we really love Dr Seuss as well - and thanks to a quirky look at the appreciation of art in galleries and museums, and Andrew Joyner's absolutely spot-on illustrations taking Seuss' style and making it his own, this is a real treat indeed.

Throughout history, artists have been fascinated by animals - horses in particular.

It's not difficult to see why. Horses are notoriously difficult to draw or paint, and so artists have used many innovative and interesting ways to visualise our four-legged friends.

Each piece of artwork that features in the book is rendered in a different style, showing how amazing artists such as Susan Rothenberg, Raphael, George Stubbs and Rene Magritte (amongst many, many others) were inspired by these amazing creatures.

As you'd expect from a Dr Seuss book, there's lots of other fun to be had in the book as well, as many of Dr Seuss' iconic characters crop up in cameo appearances in the book (again, kudos to Andrew Joyner for depicting these characters so perfectly!)

Sum this book up in a sentence: This really is a treat, not just for art lovers but for all kids who love horses and love fantastic bouncy and fun books about them.

"Dr Seuss' Horse Museum" by Dr Seuss and Andrew Joyner is out now, published by Penguin Books (kindly supplied for review).