Dr Fiona Holt is an award-winning professional artist and author of the popular children’s book series ‘SMART READS for Kids’. Her website www.theportraitplace.co.uk attracts thousands of visitors and is packed with free educational activities for children and painting advice for adults.
‘SMART READS for Kids’ books offer a unique blend of education and fun which has made them an attractive option for teachers following topic based curriculums and for parents looking for supplementary home reading. Tantalizing trails of footprints weave amongst colourful paintings culminating in the revelation of a fun cartoon character at the end of each book. On effortless journeys through the world of art kids pick up new vocabulary, world geography, snippets of history and general knowledge as well as weird and wonderful trivia about the bizarre lives of famous artists.
Recently Fiona has also published a sister series ‘QUICK READS for Kids’ for younger children and her debut children’s novel ‘What do you do in a Drawing Room?’
Reviews of ‘SMART READS for Kids’ books...
"This story was fabulous. Our son couldn't stop reading it."-Customer, Canada
"Excellent. Love, love, love this book! Great addition to our homeschool art books. I hope this becomes a series of books, would love to get more!"-Customer, Iowa
"I wanted to do some painting myself after I read this book, I've learnt so much...”-Customer, UK
“Fiona Holt did a great job on this book”-Customer, USA