I’m a firm believer in exposing kids to culture. Kieran used to only nap if listening to Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”, and we’ve taken them to art, science, and history museums. So when I saw a book that had the Mona Lisa on the cover, I had to examine it further. When I did, I was pleased to see that Katie and the Mona Lisa, by James Mayhew, explores various Renaissance paintings in a way in which children will relate and be interested. In fact, the children love it, and I love that they’re becoming familiar with these paintings (my only complaint is the editing of Botticelli’s Primavera). I would definitely recommend this book, though, as a good introduction to Renaissance art.