Introduce your kids to the ultimate Renaissance Man with Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci by Gene Barretta. This fabulous picture book uses vivid watercolor illustrations to compare ideas and drawings from da Vinci's notebooks to the modern inventions they foreshadowed and inspired – airplanes, helicopters, contact lenses, robots, and more. The author even uses mirror writing on the pages that represent da Vinci's notes! Those familiar with da Vinci's artwork will get a giggle out of the first page of the book. It is full of “Easter eggs” including Leda and the Swan, The Last Supper, and Mona Lisa (who is eating spaghetti). This book is sure to inspire young readers to be careful observers, thinkers, and makers in their own right.
By Lisa Rulf, Penworthy Representative
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