Young readers will learn about art appreciation and life in the Old West with this interactive picture book. Questions keyed to selected works by Western artist Frederic Remington are designed to encourage children to examine certain aspects of his paintings and sculptures. Each set of inquiries is followed by brief insights into the production and history behind the piece.
Remington’s paintings include cowboys breaking horses, Indians at war, and cavalry soldiers in retreat. His bronze sculptures freeze moments of intense action. The artist grew up around horses and his love for them shows in the technicality of his work. Brief explanations in the text call attention to detail in the art.