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Katie’s Picture Show was originally published in 1989 and has captured the imagination and hearts of budding art lovers for a quarter of a century. Now, Orchard Books proudly presents this new edition to celebrate this classic story’s 25th birthday. Completely reillustrated throughout, and with a beautiful new cover look, this book will enchant Katie fans, new and old.

My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings – The Times

Join Katie as she visits the gallery for the first time with Grandma and discovers that art is wonderfully exciting, especially when five famous paintings come alive for her! Join the ever-curious Katie as she discovers that art can be fantastic fun – particularly when you step into the world inside the frame . . .

The five masterpieces featured are:
The Hay Wain by John Constable
Madame Moitessier Seated by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Les Parapluies by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Tropical Storm With a Tiger by Henri Rousseau
Dynamic Suprematism by Kasimir Malevich


My daughter was entranced. She demanded endless readings.
Katie Derham, The Times
A wonderful way to engage children with art. A brilliant combination of education and great storytelling.
Parents in Touch
Can there be a better way of bringing the world of art and the classic masterpieces alive for children than the charming Katie series? A simply brilliant way of encouraging children to use their imaginations and to gain the confidence to explore art themselves.
The Katie stories are a great way of introducing children to artists... a modern classic.
Manchester Evening News
James Mayhew's Katie's Picture Show series has been introducing children to great works of art for 25 years.
The School Librarian
This book will enchant Katie fans, new and old
The Guardian