This #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for the young artist in your life! A never-before-published Dr. Seuss non-fiction book about creating and looking at art!
Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum—with a horse as your guide!
Explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Discover full-color photographic art reproductions of pieces by Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others—all of which feature a horse! Young readers will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways.
Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. His whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with “real-life” art. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages.
Publisher’s Notes discuss the discovery of the manuscript and sketches, Dr. Seuss’s interest in understanding modern art, the process of creating the book, and information about each of the artists and art reproductions in the book.
Constructed from a manuscript and sketches found by the author's widow, this lively excursion into the world of art explores the artist's vision by focusing on works that take the horse as their subject. An affable talking horse leads a diverse crowd of children and adults through the galleries. "What an artist tells us about horses and how they tell us is different for every artist," it says. The fictional museum contains photographic reproductions of horse artwork from many ages and world traditions, among them works by Hokusai, Navajo rug weavers, Pollack, and Vel zquez. Some artists are interested in horses' form, others in their outlines, and others in their speed or strength. Australian artist Joyner (The Pink Hat) salutes Seuss's style without attempting to duplicate it (although beloved Seuss characters sometimes sneak onstage). The book holds value both as a way to begin conversations about art ("Look it over. Think it over. Talk it over."), and for its vision of artists as people even untrained creators, like Seuss who see things in their own unique ways. Detailed information about each artist and work of art is included. Ages 7 up.
The Doctor as an Artist
A wonderful book that shows a different side of Dr Seuss that is both stimulating and fun for young and old. Worth a read for any fan of art or the Seussian world.
A Wealth of Information
This children’s book is a treasure for readers of all ages as well as those of us who are passionate about art history, horses, or both. The illustrations are wonderfully inviting. The ideas and the legacy of Dr. Seuss live on.
I am so surprised. I can read the whole book by just trying the sample! It is real cute. I would suggest this book to any horse-crazy kid.