Katie and the Starry Night (subtitled A magical journey through five Van Gogh masterpieces) is one of a series of picturebooks designed to introduce children to art and history. This story appealed to me in particular as I am fascinated by The Starry Night and have been ever since we did a Van Gogh project in my final year at junior school. It took me seventeen years of longing to finally get to the Museum of Modern Art in NYC to see the painting in 'real life', but it was well worth the wait. There is something enchanting and magical about it, almost other-worldly, and Katie and the Starry Night encapsulates this perfectly.
Beautifully illustrated and with an escapist story, Katie and the Starry Night is a fabulous introduction to the work of one of the world's most popular artists. I loved it, and am sure that children will learn that art can be enjoyed by everyone as a result of this series. I will definitely be seeking out more Katie books to add to my collection and use within my job as a nursery nurse.
Katie and the Starry Night is out now, published by Orchard Books.
With thanks to Orchard Books for providing me with a review copy of this book in return for an honest review.