Katie and the Waterlily Pond

Author(s): James Mayhew

Picture Books

Join Katie as she steps into some of the most famous paintings in the world for an exciting art adventure!

Katie desperately wants to win the art competition at the gallery. She just has to create a painting in the style of Monet. That should be easy . . . right?

'A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and storytelling' - Parents in Touch (Katie's Picture Show)

This first introduction to Monet features five of his most magical paintings: The Waterlily Pond, In the Woods at Giverny, Bathers at La Grenouillére, Path Through the Poppies, and The Rue Montorguiel, Paris.

Classic picture book character, Katie, has been delighting children for over 25 years. Why not collect all 13 titles in the series?
Katie's Picture Show
Katie and the Impressionists
Katie and the Mona Lisa
Katie and the Sunflowers
Katie and the British Artists
Katie and the Starry Night
Katie and the Spanish Princess
Katie and the Bathers
Katie in London
Katie's London Christmas
Katie in Scotland
Katie and the Dinosaurs


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"Mayhew's creatures are appealing anthropomorphized and set in a lush landscape, skillfully rendered in sepia line and glowing watercolors." "Kirkus Reviews" on "Katie and the Dinosaurs""

James Mayhew trained at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. Alongside his work in publishing, James has collaborated on many ambitious and imaginative projects for children. In particular he has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked with many different orchestras and musicians, including the acclaimed Orchestra of the Music Makers from Singapore. He has given performances at many illustrious venues and festivals including The Royal Opera House, The Cheltenham Music Festival and Lichfield Cathedral. James lives in Letchworth, Hertfordshire with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9781408332450
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : 0.217724
  • : February 2015
  • : 250mm X 275mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : James Mayhew
  • : 32