MARCH 2020: BOOK OF THE MONTH
Our theme for March 2020 was Art and we chosen a fabulous picturebook: Henri’s scissors by Jeanette Winter. If you are a fan of Matisse you will love this book. You can find all our teaching ideas in our videos. As March also celebrates International Women’s Day, we decided to contribute and recommend a picturebook about Frida Kahlo called Frida Kahlo – The Artist who Painted Herself by Margaret Frith illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Like Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo also overcame disability to produce great works of art. She also died in 1954.
For a review of some of the many Frida Kahlo picturebooks including the one by Margaret Frith, check these three links:
Kirkus Review: Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself
MeBondBooks: Three Picture Books About Frida Kahlo
MamaFilz: Frida Kahlo picture books
Teaching Resource: Here have a link to a great Frieda Kahlo inspired lesson by Scholastic.