the shape game

Sam in between books, time for a picture book, The Shape Game by Anthony Browne (mentioned before).

‘I was a little boy and I didn’t know what to expect. It was my mother’s idea – that year for her birthday she wanted us all to go somewhere different. It turned out to be a day that changed my life forever.’

A family reluctantly visits an art gallery but one by one each member is energized by a different picture in the gallery and transported into the imaginative and colourful world of art.

Here are some of the paintings they look at in the Tate Gallery:

Past and Present, No. 1 1858 by Egg

Seventeenth century British School, The Cholmondeley Ladies c.1600 – 1610

John Singleton Copley, The Death of Major Peirson, 1781

John Everett Millais, The Boyhood of Raleigh, 1870

It’s one of the things that’s great to see happen with a group of kids, watch them become absorbed in a picture they sit down in front of, start to see all sorts of things in it, listen to each others ideas, ask questions…

Or, build on this shape of mine:


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