[BOOKS] ⚣ Frida Kahlo Author Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara – Fanfaremedia.co.uk

[BOOKS] ⚣ Frida Kahlo Author Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara – Fanfaremedia.co.uk chapter 1 Frida Kahlo, meaning Frida Kahlo, genre Frida Kahlo, book cover Frida Kahlo, flies Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo 63982e1f876b9 El Segundo T Tulo De Una Colecci N De Cuentos Con Los Que Ni As Y Ni Os Descubrir N Qui Nes Eran Y Qu Lograron Las M S Grandes Mujeres De La Historia Contempor Nea Dise Adoras, Pintoras, Aventureras, Cient Ficas Mujeres Nicas Y Maravillosas De Las Que Aprender Y Con Las Que Identificarse Mujeres Que, Como Frida, Convirtieron Un Peque O Sue O En Una Gran Historia


10 thoughts on “Frida Kahlo

  1. says:

    2.5 stars This is a series on important people s lives, aimed at young children I only realised by reading reviews but the illustrator for this one has chosen to portray the people as thumbs with arms and legs, and a red teardrop where the nose should be As you might expect the result is strange The illustrations were very ugly and seemed particularly unsuited to a book about an artist The illustrations did spoil the rest of the book which we would have otherwise rated higher.


  2. says:

    Sorry, but for me in a given picture book, text and images do have to mesh and work well enough together or at the very least, the combination of narrative and visuals needs to be and feel somewhat compatible and natural And with this in mind, I really cannot givethan a one star rating to a picture book where the accompanying artwork has been such that the illustrations have actually aesthetically and visually very much creeped me out, a bit harsh as an assessment perhaps, but that is i Sorry, but for me in a given picture book, text and images do have to mesh and work well enough together or at the very least, the combination of narrative and visuals needs to be and feel somewhat compatible and natural And with this in mind, I really cannot givethan a one star rating to a picture book where the accompanying artwork has been such that the illustrations have actually aesthetically and visually very much creeped me out, a bit harsh as an assessment perhaps, but that is indeed the sad truth about how I personally felt when I was reading Isabel S nchez Vegara s Frida Kahlo and viewing Gee Fan Eng s brightly colourful, expressive but to and for me also completely and utterly strange and yes visually quite horrible pictures For especially and in particular the manner in which Eng tends to render her human figures, well, they appear as much too rigidly staring, with robot like faces and unfathomable black holes as eyes And thus, I personally and certainly do not and cannot consider how Frida Kahlo has been depicted in this book, in Frida Kahlo, as in any way either flattering or positive, for indeed with ALL of Gee Fan Eng s humans, they do seem to present themselves as completely lifeless, doll like, and not even really all that human in fact, butlike rigidly stylised artificial beings that visually give me the shivers and in no way come even remotely close to celebrating and paying sufficient homage to Frida Kahlo as an artist and as a living and breathing person as aside from them wearing different types of clothing, all of the illustrated humans in Frida Kohlo have basically been visually drawn and shown by Gee Fan Eng as appearing pretty much the same, with carbon copy facial features that totally seemlike what one would consider and expect in a collection of artificially created machines, with no personal expressions, no internal moods, nothing warm or imbued with actual feeling and passion ever in any manner managing to shine through and express itself Combined with the fact that even Isabel S nchez Vegara s printed words, that the featured narrative of Frida Kahlo is majorly and a bit frustratingly simplistically bare bones, I have most definitely beenthan a bit disappointed with and by this book And while I guess that Frida Kahlo could perhaps somewhat work as a very basic and simple introduction to Frida Kahlo s life, the sad truth that NONE of Frida Kahlo s actual art has been reproduced or is even in any way sufficiently hinted at with and by Gee Fan Eng in her accompanying illustrations, as even the few illustrations which do feature Frida Kahlo s artwork have the same strange facial expressions that so much bother me this really does in my opinion not make Frida Kahlo a true introduction to the artist herself, to Frida Kahlo as a working and always striving artist because to and for me, the majority of the book mostly just relates Frida Kahlo s struggles with her many illnesses, with her accident and while, yes, Frida Kahlo does feature the major tenets of her life, her legacy as an artist is in my opinion woefully under represented and therefore indeed, the author s text, whilst engaging to a certain extent and interestingly, with empathy and sympathy penned contains not nearly enough about Frida Kahlo s work, is not sufficiently about her life as an artist and well, it also simply cannot erase and all that much mitigate the horrible manner in which Gee Fan Eng has shown and depicted her human figures, which at least to and for me, leave almost everything to be desired


  3. says:

    Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo are two of the subjects of Isabel S nchez Vegara and Ana Albero s A First Introduction To series of lovely little board books clearly aimed at the younger reader or the younger read to.Essentially, these and other First Introduction books are simplified versions of Vegara Albero s My First Little People, Big Dreams book series Both series of books provide basic but lovely introductions to the lives and achievements of inspirational women There are pl Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo are two of the subjects of Isabel S nchez Vegara and Ana Albero s A First Introduction To series of lovely little board books clearly aimed at the younger reader or the younger read to.Essentially, these and other First Introduction books are simplified versions of Vegara Albero s My First Little People, Big Dreams book series Both series of books provide basic but lovely introductions to the lives and achievements of inspirational women There are plenty of somewhat predictable candidates in both series and they re none the worse for that as well as someinteresting and somewhat unexpected choices too These are important, inspirational and empowering books, providing a suitable antidote to, and an antithesis of, the conversely disempowering staple literary diet of gender stereotyping and perpetuating princess themed books aimed at younger girls


  4. says:

    My local bookstore has a new amazing display of children s literature and whenever I m around I snuck myself in a corner for a couple of minutes and read some children s lit I m always picking up nonfiction books because I find it fascinating how knowledge is broken down to make it digestible for kids Further, it makes me so happy to see how diverse children s books have become The representation of POC is so much better than when I was a kid For example, I couldn t believe it when I saw My local bookstore has a new amazing display of children s literature and whenever I m around I snuck myself in a corner for a couple of minutes and read some children s lit I m always picking up nonfiction books because I find it fascinating how knowledge is broken down to make it digestible for kids Further, it makes me so happy to see how diverse children s books have become The representation of POC is so much better than when I was a kid For example, I couldn t believe it when I saw how many biographies there were about people outside of the US and Europe.This time around I opted for a short biography about Frida Kahlo since I m interested in her as a person and the illustrations at hand by Gee Fan Eng immediately lured me in They are so intricate and different from what I m used to It goes without saying that this little book isn t high in information density We learn that Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico and stood out due to her looks since she was a child Due to a bus accident, she gave up her dream of studying medicine and started painting After her marriage to fellow painter Diego Rivera and her trip to New York, she was able to experiencewith her art and showcase some of it Due to her declining health she died before her time.Nonetheless, I highly enjoyed myself whilst reading it and looking at the beautiful illustrations, of course It s definitely an amazing book for its target audience Kids these days are so lucky


  5. says:

    This took 10 days to arrive in the mail and I finished it in less than 5 minutes WORTH IT.


  6. says:

    I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This series aims to inform children about some interesting people who had big dreams and show them that these dreams can be achieved if you try This particular book focuses on Frida Khalo who I new a fair bit about going into this book I think if you want to read this then you need to know it s a children s illustrated book and it just scratches the surface, giving you the most important and well known facts about I was sent this for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review This series aims to inform children about some interesting people who had big dreams and show them that these dreams can be achieved if you try This particular book focuses on Frida Khalo who I new a fair bit about going into this book I think if you want to read this then you need to know it s a children s illustrated book and it just scratches the surface, giving you the most important and well known facts about the person s life I enjoyed this still, but if you already know about the focus person then it s not as informative.These books are also all illustrated with lovely artwork and full page spreads The artwork of this one was vibrant and bright which works really well to tell the story of Khalo who painted vibrant paintings herself and I enjoyed this as a whole book 3 s, recommended if you have children


  7. says:

    I liked it Then again, I love Frida Kahlo It was quite amusing that all the people looked like thumbs.


  8. says:

    I know from previous classes and other research about Frida Kahlo, that her life was crazy and so were her paintings I thought that maybe a children s book wouldn t be so intense The entire book is super cute with illustrations and facts about Frida s life However, there are two parts of the book that I think are too intense for an easier read book There is a scene in which Frida gets into a car accident Her body is laying in the street with blood everywhere that for me was unexpected and I know from previous classes and other research about Frida Kahlo, that her life was crazy and so were her paintings I thought that maybe a children s book wouldn t be so intense The entire book is super cute with illustrations and facts about Frida s life However, there are two parts of the book that I think are too intense for an easier read book There is a scene in which Frida gets into a car accident Her body is laying in the street with blood everywhere that for me was unexpected and disturbing for the age considered for this book The other example is the inclusion of one of her paintings in the story It was illustrated with two women holding hands with their hearts coming out of their chests, blood everywhere and a valve from each woman is connect to the other It was too much for a child to be reading and there could have been any other painting chosen for this book and it would be muchappropriate Because of the rest of the book is cute, I would have hard time deciding what age should read this if read at all


  9. says:

    It s a simplified version of Frida s life and a nice way to introduce non fiction picture books to kids I enjoyed itthan my daughter did but I recon she will seevalue in it in a couple of years.I also appreciated the underlying message of achieving one s dreams no matter where you started We re happy to have this book on our shelves.


  10. says:

    I like this series and as a Kahlo fan I had to have this volume It s written in a language which isn t pretentious unlike Rebel Girls so it actually is for kids I just think a bitinfo in it would help.