Katie's Picture Show

Author(s): James Mayhew

Picture Books

Katie's Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story's 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old.

Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun - particularly when you step into the world inside the frame . . .

Includes reproductions of:
The Hay Wain by John Constable
Madame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Les Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Tropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri Rousseau
Dynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich


Product Information

Celebrate 25 years of Katie making art an adventure with this exquisite new edition of the first ever story, Katie's Picture Show.

My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings. Katie Derham, The Times A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and great storytelling. Parents in Touch Can there be a better way of bringing the world of art and the classic masterpieces alive for children than the charming Katie series? A simply brilliant way of encouraging children to use their imaginations and to gain the confidence to explore art themselves. Bookbag The Katie stories are a great way of introducing children to artists... a modern classic. Manchester Evening News James Mayhew's Katie's Picture Show series has been introducing children to great works of art for 25 years. The School Librarian

James trained at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as one of the best introductions to art for children. Many more Katie titles have followed and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. Alongside his work in publishing, James has collaborated on many ambitious and imaginative projects for children. In particular he has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked with many different orchestras and musicians, including the acclaimed Orchestra of the Music Makers from Singapore. He has given performances at many illustrious venues and festivals including The Royal Opera House, The Cheltenham Music Festival and Lichfield Cathedral. James is in demand internationally as a speaker and educator. He appears regularly at the Hay, Bath, Cheltenham, Saffron Walden and Edinburgh Festivals and has also run workshops and given storytellings at the British Museum, the National Gallery of London and the National Gallery of Scotland. He has taught writing courses for the Arvon Foundation and visits many schools, offering art or writing workshops, and his much-loved upside down illustrated storytellings. He teaches on the UK's first, and highly successful MA in Children's Book Illustration in Cambridge. James lives in Hertfordshire with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9781408332405
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Orchard Books
  • : May 2014
  • : 250mm X 275mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : chiefly illustrations (colour)
  • : James Mayhew
  • : Paperback
  • : NE