Art is Everywhere #BookReview #childrensbook #picturebook #kidsbook #childrenspicturebook #artiseverywhere #bookworm @mackidsbooks @henryholt

Synopsis from Macmillan Publishers:

This is the story of Andy Warhol—and how his pop art took the world by storm. From drawing shoes for a shoe company to his Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe prints, Andy made art out of the everyday. People claimed Andy’s art wasn’t real art, but that didn’t stop him from making it, plus movies, a magazine, a TV show, and more!

With Art Is Everywhere, Jeff Mack explores Warhol’s fascination (and our own) with celebrity and fame, and opens readers’ minds to the possibilities for art in the world around us.

About: Art is Everywhere is a children’s picture book biography of Andy Warhol written and illustrated by Jeff Mack. It was published on 11/16/2021 by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers, hardcover, 48 pages. The genres are picture book, biography, and nonfiction. This book is intended for readers ages 4 to 8. According to the publisher’s website, “Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is known for publishing quality picture books, chapter books, and novels for preschoolers through young adults. Covering a wide variety of genres, our books feature imaginative authors and illustrators who inspire young readers.” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.

My Experience: I started reading Art is Everywhere for my toddler’s bedtime on 1/5/2022 and we finished it that same night. I must admit that I didn’t know who Andy Warhol was. That’s why I love reading biography especially in picture book format. This book was awesome! An excellent visual view of Andy Warhol and what he did that he called art. He created a trend where people don’t considered as art but it became art. I loved the title page as well as the pages of shoes! It’s great for young readers to know that famous artists like Andy Warhol was close to his mom. Campbell’s soup is definitely widely recognizable and now I know the artist behind it is Andy Warhol thanks to this book! When I think of art, I think of big paintings of landscapes but seriously, the label of soups is truly designed by someone and it does considered art no matter how you look at it. I liked how the author portrayed Andy when he indicated that Andy liked to see things around him in a new way and that’s how he saw that art is everywhere: in animals, things you grow, buy, and build.

This book opened up to colorful stars! Art was presented right away even on the title page. Then an introduction to Andy and a sketch of him. Andy first drew shoes and that was his job. The following page showcased how Andy included his mom into his art. Readers will learn how Andy Warhol tried to obtain an artist image. He changed his hairstyles often and even so, he reassured that he was still the same underneath his image. The following page told readers how Andy made things we see everyday into art. He drew Campbell’s Soup labels. He drew box labels for Brillo soap pads. They are everyday items and Andy made them into art. Readers will learn that Andy Warhol also made movies. The end of the book, there’ll be a summary biography about Andy Warhol.

Art is Everywhere was well written and illustrated. The illustrations were cool, almost like a cutout of Andy taped on top of an image. It’s good for young readers to read about someone like Andy doing something totally different from the norms. It gave the opportunity for young readers to be themselves and to explore their creativity without following guidelines. I liked the illustrations of different children’s faces. That must took Jeff Mack, the author and illustrator of this book, a long time to draw because they all looked different and there were so many of them! I’m amazed! I’m definitely giving this book to my 10 year old to read because my 2 year old is too young to understand. I highly recommend everyone to read this book!

I rate it 5 stars!

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About the Author:

Jeff Mack is a children’s book author whose books include the Hippo and Rabbit series, Frog and Fly in Six Slurpy Stories, the Clueless McGee books, and Art Is Everywhere: A Book About Andy Warhol. He lives in Western Massachusetts where he continues to write and illustrate books, paint murals, and visit schools and libraries to talk about his work. (Photo obtained from the author’s website and Info obtained from Macmillan’s website, book pictures obtained from Edelweiss).

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***Disclaimer: Many thanks to MacKidsBooks for the opportunity to read and review. Please be assured that my opinions are honest.


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