Monday, March 30, 2009

Original Book Cover Art & Free Books

Book cover of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Book cover of Enchanted Castle, The by E. (Edith) Nesbit

Book cover of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Book cover of Story of the Treasure Seekers, The by E. (Edith) Nesbit

Book cover of Wonderwings and other Fairy Stories by Edith Howes

A FEAST for the Eyes

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Every child is an artist.
The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
In searching for sources of free audio books, I found
Books Should Be Free and rushed to the Children's Category.

Here I found a Treasure Chest of not only free text
(to continue reading on the screen or download as a plain text file)
and free audio MP3 files for downloading,
but also the original (perhaps) book cover art,
some of which are sampled here.
On the page, click on each for a larger view.

If nothing else, with your child compare (contrast)
the covers of Peter Pan or Anne of Green Gables
with the current ones
and talk about which s/he likes better and why.
MI: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal

Without having technical knowledge, we each know what appeals to us.
Explore the art in your library (MI:Kinesthesic, Visual) or online (MI: Visual).
And, no matter how you value Picasso,
at least for me, I agree with him -
art washes away from my soul

the dust of everyday life and fills it with beauty.
Give yourself and another this gift, won't you?

Book cover of Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, The by Hugh Lofting

Book cover of Burgess Animal Book for Children, The by Thornton W Burgess

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