Our Books

We are so excited about our books which are developed to help children learn to “speak art” with their own creative voice. Each of our books is accompanied by an original song.


A Moment With Monet

It’s time to go outside with Ms. Simone’s art class and do your best impression of Impressionism. A dab here, a dab there, and voilà! All is going well…until the clouds move in.

Suddenly, young Justine finds her beautiful view ruined, and she can’t think of what to do next. But her classmates Paris and Manet know a secret that will unlock her creativity again. With a little imagination and the magic word wackadoey.

“The dreamed of him, and then—Hurray! Standing in front of them was Claude Monet!”

The latest in Sima Levy’s Meet the Artist series, A Moment with Monet takes kids on a delightful adventure to Paris where they learn Monet’s approach to painting and are encouraged to forge their own artistic path.

Do you dare to be different?

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May 19, 2015

A Visit With Vincent Van Gogh

Mays is a poet and artist in Ms. Simone’s art appreciation class. The class is learning about the history and works of the Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. As Mays gains knowledge about the style of Van Gogh, he realizes that he has a lot in common with the artist. Like Van Gogh, Mays uses his feelings to guide his painting and writing, but he has a dilemma: he doesn’t know which to do first, compose his poem or illustrate.

Mays’s classmates Paris and Manet have a secret magic word that takes them to “The Land of Artists,” and they decide to share their secret with Mays. They say “Wackadoey” three times and then bingo! They’re in the Netherlands with Mr. Van Gogh. The artist teaches them to quickly capture their feelings of real life situations with heavy paint and thick brush strokes. He assures Mays that there is no set order when one is expressing oneself. Find out what happens when Mays returns back to art class.

Read A Visit with Vincent van Gogh and you will experience a “Manet Day,” learn to use your imagination to improve your art, and feel coo-cooey wackadoey. So what do you say?

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May 28, 2014

A Rendezvous With Renoir

Ms. Simone’s art class is studying the life and works of the impressionist artist, Pierre-August Renoir. Mary is fascinated with Renoir’s paintings of cafés and outdoors sights. She wishes to meet with Renoir and his friends in France, to capture her own Parisian scenes and truthful moments. Together with her friend Manet, they say the magic word three times: “Wackadoey, wackadoey, wackadoey,” and then away they blow to the past to meet Renoir in Montmartre, Paris France.

The artist teaches them how to capture snapshots of real life quickly, with fluid brush strokes before the moment and light is lost. Mary and Manet also learn how the artist observes and paints flickering lights, children, women and very happy folks. Mary returns to her art class and paints what she observed in France. To her illustration, she adds her friends Renoir and Manet, in a candid position. The outcome is superb!

Read A Rendezvous With Renoir and you will experience a “Manet Day,” learn to use your imagination to improve your art, and feel coo-cooey wackadoey. So what do you say?

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Mar 28, 2014

A Day With Degas

Another delightful addition to author Sima Levy’s Meet the Artist series, A Day with Degas introduces children to the impressionist painter’s unique techniques—while teaching young readers a few important life lessons in a fun way.

Follow young Paris as she struggles to finish her Degas-like painting of ballerinas and winds up on a wackadoey adventure to France, where she learns the secret behind the famous artist’s just-right creations. But can Paris possibly achieve similar results, simply by practicing his methods? Find out in this imaginative rhyming tale that celebrates the artist in each of us.

The book offers a great way to introduce kids to art history, while also sparking their own creativity. Also included is an activity and sing-along song at the website www.mothersartworld.com.

Don’t miss A Day with Degas!

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Jan 6, 2014

Endorsements

  • "Sima brings the world of Claude Monet to life with engaging characters, fascinating history, and silly phrases that kids and moms will want to pick this book up over and over again."

    "Sima brings the world of Claude Monet to life with engaging characters, fascinating history, and silly phrases that kids and moms will want to pick this book up over and over again."

    Lyss Stern

    Founder of DivaMoms.com, Author and Mothers
  • "Sima Levy has boundless enthusiasm for teaching children all about art in a way that not only creates new artists, but also supports the development of their mind and imagination."

    "Sima Levy has boundless enthusiasm for teaching children all about art in a way that not only creates new artists, but also supports the development of their mind and imagination."

    Megan Kaiser McKenzie

    The Fairmont Group
  • "[Sima Levy's] lessons make art history interesting and fun..."

    "[Sima Levy's] lessons make art history interesting and fun..."

    AnnMarie DiFrancesca, MS, CCLS

    Director, Child Life and Creative Art Therapies Program

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