Books - ordinary things we see and use every day...But are they always ordinary?
Here is a picture book for students of all ages...A picture book of books! Books in paintings...Books of different colors, shapes, sizes...
Your students can look through the paintings that span many centuries, and notice the similarities and the differences...Are the books being held? Being read? On display? Are the books the focus of each painting or merely an incidental, a prop? What do the books tell you about the people who are or aren't in the painting?