Review of ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists from A to Z! from the American Library Association’s Booklist Online May 2012 edition:

“This delightful program acquaints kids with artists from A (Anguissola) to Z (Zorach). Five culturally diverse children and their favorite babysitter learn about the artists by peeking into some magical beads that allow them to see a letter that matches the respective artist, beginning with female Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola. While many of the painters and sculptors, such as daVinci, Rodin, Monet, and Whistler are familiar names, the group also includes Asian artists Katsushika Hokusai, Xia Gui, and Yun Shouping and American painter Joshua Johnson. Representative artwork of each artist is shown before the children act out a scene in which they “jump inside the paintings.” An accompanying poem introduces facts about the respective artist in this film that combines animation, period music, and live action footage. The first of a proposed series, this engaging production is a novel way to introduce art to young viewers.”

—Lucinda Whitehurst