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Van Gogh and the Sunflowers: encourage creativity and teach your child art history in this interactive book with text and paintings by Laurence Anholt (Version: 1.0.7)
Reviewed by Matthew Chan on Mar 9th 2013
Quick Rating: 9 out of 10
What is it?
► This educational eBook introduces the life of Vincent van Gogh and his art works to children. Besides the beautiful illustrations and based-on-fact story, there are also many interactive contents.
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★ Webby Awards Nominee! ★ “Spectacular…An exceptionally bright and beautiful masterpiece.” – Kirkus Reviews
★ Babble: “Appeal[s] to bothside[s] of a child’s brain, and delights kids and parents by making art education fun” ★
Learning about art and animation is a pure joy in this magical, fun app!
“Where Camille lived, the sunflowers grew so high they looked like real suns – a whole field of burning yellow suns.” Young Camille befriends a strange visitor to his small town, and one day he brings this man a gift of bright, beautiful sunflowers. The man is the artist Vincent van Gogh, and the sunflowers quickly become the subject of a magnificent painting.
Based on actual events, this simple and evocative story (with text & illustrations by Laurence Anholt) has a powerful message of tolerance and compassion for those who appear odd or unusual, and who march to a different drummer. Anholt’s gentle and empathetic text is complemented by his lovely and expressive watercolor illustrations, and includes reproduction of some of van Gogh’s most famous paintings.
Perfect for youngsters 4-11, “Van Gogh and the Sunflowers” is an inspiring introduction to the artist and his paintings.
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★ Kids can also paint the characters on each and every page. The app is built in such a way that the paint will not spread outside the character. Once the characters are painted they become a part of the artwork and animate accordingly. **
★ A tap on Van Gogh’s paintings transports the reader to a Museum where they can experience 10 different paintings of Van Gogh, listen to and read fun facts about each one of them. The 3D experience created here is sure to be a hit with children.
★ The soothing music in the background draws the reader to an era of great art and ensures he stays there till the end of the app.
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What’s New in Version 1.0.7
Get –Van Gogh and the Sunflowers: encourage creativity and teach your child art history in this interactive book with text and paintings by Laurence Anholt– in App Store (iPad)