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Reading Tell Me a Picture is like taking a trip to the the Metropolitan Museum of Art with your favorite family. Quentin Blake chose twenty-six famous paintings and drawings, and then added his own drawings of a lively family whose comments help the reader notice what's special about each work of art.
Recommended by Sarah H., Powells.com

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Review:

"This is an opportunity to discover artists previously unknown, while noting the parallels between the art in museums and that in picture books." Children's Literature

Review:

"A welcome addition to the realm of visual literacy for families and educators." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Quentin Blake chose twenty-six famous paintings and drawings and then added his own drawings of a lively family whose comments help the reader notice what's special about each work of art.

Synopsis:

Whats in a painting, or an illustration? Renowned artist Quentin Blake wants to know, and to encourage young readers to explore the question, too. In Tell Me a Picture, he chooses 26 works for the stories they tell. Uccellos grand and gorgeous Saint George and the Dragon is here, as well as works by 20th-century talents like painter Edward Hopper and illustrator Roberto Innocenti. In Tell Me a Picture, Blake's own quirky characters introduce each image, pointing out details and asking questions, encouraging engagement. Also here are short introductions to each artist and work, along with suggestions for helping children think about art without being intimidated.

About the Author

Professor Quentin Saxby Blake is a British cartoonist and author. He took a degree in English Literature at Downing College, Cambridge before working at Royal College of Art. Since 1989, he has been visiting professor at Royal College of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845076870
Author:
Blake, Quentin
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art appreciation
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
National gallery (great britain)
Subject:
Children s Picture Books-Concepts General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from K up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.88 x 9.88 in 20 oz
Age Level:
05-12

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Product details 128 pages Frances Lincoln - English 9781845076870 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Reading Tell Me a Picture is like taking a trip to the the Metropolitan Museum of Art with your favorite family. Quentin Blake chose twenty-six famous paintings and drawings, and then added his own drawings of a lively family whose comments help the reader notice what's special about each work of art.

"Review" by , "This is an opportunity to discover artists previously unknown, while noting the parallels between the art in museums and that in picture books."
"Review" by , "A welcome addition to the realm of visual literacy for families and educators."
"Synopsis" by , Quentin Blake chose twenty-six famous paintings and drawings and then added his own drawings of a lively family whose comments help the reader notice what's special about each work of art.
"Synopsis" by ,
Whats in a painting, or an illustration? Renowned artist Quentin Blake wants to know, and to encourage young readers to explore the question, too. In Tell Me a Picture, he chooses 26 works for the stories they tell. Uccellos grand and gorgeous Saint George and the Dragon is here, as well as works by 20th-century talents like painter Edward Hopper and illustrator Roberto Innocenti. In Tell Me a Picture, Blake's own quirky characters introduce each image, pointing out details and asking questions, encouraging engagement. Also here are short introductions to each artist and work, along with suggestions for helping children think about art without being intimidated.
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