Author(s): James Mayhew
Come on a colouring adventure with Katie - the star of James Mayhew's much-loved Katie books. Art adventurer Katie has been capturing the hearts and imaginations of young art lovers for over 25 years - and now it's your turn to get involved! Featuring paintings from the National Gallery's world famous collection, this is the perfect introduction to the wonderfully exciting world of art. All you need to do, is pick up your colouring pencils and pens and follow the ever-curious Katie ...Look out for more Katie National Gallery books: Discover London with Katie Learn to Draw with Katie And discover more adventures with Katie in James Mayhew's original picture books: Katie's Picture Show Katie in London Katie and the Mona Lisa Katie and the Bathers Katie and the British Artists Katie and the Dinosaurs Katie and the Impressionists Katie and the Spanish Princess Katie and the Starry Night Katie and the Sunflowers Katie and the Waterlily Pond Katie in Scotland Katie's London Christmas
James Mayhew studied 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. He is also the creator of the much-loved Ella Bella Ballerina series, and many other titles. Alongside his work in publishing, James 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 internationally with many different orchestras and musicians, creating illustrations in time to music. James grew up in Suffolk but now lives in Hertfordshire.