24 April 2018

The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell by Candace Fleming & Gerard Dubios Book Review

About The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell: Based on the Childhood of a Great American Artist.

Award-winning and bestselling author Candace Fleming delivers a stunning picture-book based on the childhood of artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell, sure to beguile aspiring artists and collectors of all ages.

Joey Cornell collected everything — anything that sparked his imagination or delighted his eye. His collection grew and grew until he realized that certain pieces just looked right together. He assembled his doodads to create wonderful, magical creations out of once ordinary objects.

Perfect for introducing art to kids, here’s an imaginative and engaging book based on the childhood of great American artist Joseph Cornell, told by master picture book author Candace Fleming and lauded illustrator GĂ©rard DuBois.

My Thoughts:

I enjoy children books and sharing them with my kids. I especially like it when we are learning something new. I’ve heard of Joseph Cornell prior to this book. I was just unfamiliar with his art or life.

The illustrations are intriguing and colorful. There is something to explore on every page. The story is a biography of Joseph Cornell’s childhood and how he started collecting things that he thought was interesting. He wasn’t quite sure what he was going to do with all of his collection that grew over the years in the family’s garage. Then the tragedy of the death of his father changed his life. He wanted to make his family happy and put together an art show for his family from his collection. 

The back of the book has a brief autobiography of Joseph Cornell along with some pictures of his creations. Joseph Cornell made shadow boxes come alive in a variety of unique masterpieces. He was an artist that thought outside of a box of a canvas. He displayed a unique collection in shadow boxes.

This would make a great book to add to your library as you are learning about American artist.

I received a free copy of this product from Penguin Random House in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this information accordance with the FTC Regulations



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