In Search of a Modern Masterpiece
By Jo Saxton
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781847800213, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 2010
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In Snail Trail, children follow a colorful snail's silvery trail as he slides through eight modern pictures while searching for his very own "snail-portrait" a piece of art that represents him. As he glides past famous works such as Pablo Picasso's "Maya in a Sailor Suit," Jackson Pollock's "Number 20," Mark Rothko's "White Centre," Salvador Dalí's "The Persistence of Memory," and Henri Matisse's "Goldfish," the friendly snail's words convey art concepts in the simplest of ways, making this book the perfect introduction to modern art for young children.