A new addition to the series that Serena Williams calls "a fun way to inspire children’s imagination and creativity!"
The Peninsula Hotel's Children's Book Club Inaugural Book Selection
Learn the alphabet through animals and fine art!
Spark your child’s creativity and curiosity with this delightfully curated alphabet book featuring some of the world’s most popular animals and iconic paintings.
In this collection, your child will discover artwork by Vincent van Gogh, Winslow Homer, Clara Peeters, and many others. Learn about butterflies in Odilon Redon's Butterflies, purr like kittens while examining Henriette Ronner-Knip's The Cat at Play, and discuss the colors used in Franz Marc's Blue Horse I.
With a fun rhyming scheme and large, colorful text, Animals in Art will inspire your budding art lovers as they learn the about the alphabet, animals, and new words by finding objects in paintings. Then, as your child grows, you can read the playful poems aloud together and answer the interactive questions that accompany each painting.
About the Author
SABRINA HAHN is an art collector, art dealer, and the author of award-winning children’s books ABCs of Art, 123s of Art,Animals in Art, and Bedtime with Art. She graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in History of Art & Architecture and minor in Economics, and is a graduate of the Horace Mann School. Sabrina is an active supporter of artists, museums, and public art installations as an art patron, serving on the Guggenheim Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee and MoMA Junior Associates. As an art influencer, Sabrina was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 for Art & Style and Town & Country’s T&C 50: New Modern Swans. Sabrina lives in New York City and enjoys sharing curated content on Instagram @SabrinaHahnX.
Praise for ABCs of Art
“A fun way to inspire children’s imagination and creativity!” —Serena Williams
“A thoughtful and playful introduction to iconic artworks, with multiple layers of meaning for children and parents alike. ABCs of Art is a book to return to time and again." —Richard Armstrong, Director of the Guggenheim Museum
"ABCs of Art introduces young minds to masterworks with playful rhymes. Be art smart. It is never too early to build art vocabulary and understanding." —Paula Crown, Artist and Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
“Art connects us all on the deepest level and this book will inspire young minds.” —Ken Griffin, Founder & CEO of Citadel, trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, and trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art
“It opens a magic door into the kingdom of art for young readers.” —Dr. Joseph Connors, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University
"Art history and the alphabet coincide in this lovely homage to the creative spirit. A book that will bring joy and love of art to children everywhere." —Benjamin de Menil, Trustee of the Menil Collection
"The ABCs of Art entices young readers to let their imaginations soar and connect with art in new ways. A fantastic way to encourage young artists to thrive!” —Michelle Park, Emmy award–winning food and lifestyle host, and the host of the podcast MOMS GOT THIS