Tell Me a Picture
Written by Quentin Blake
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As the first Children’s Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London for which he chose 26 of his favourite pictures. Some were illustrations from children’s books, others were pictures by artists such as Edward Hopper and Paula Rego. All were wonderful pictures that tell a story. Through Quentin Blake’s choices and his gentle notes about the pictures all young readers have the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of art and to bring their own meaning to it. ~ Julia Eccleshare
The Good Book Guide Review. A welcome reissue of this glorious introduction to art for children, based on a wonderful exhibition at the National Gallery in 2001. Quentin Blake guides readers through his 26 chosen paintings, and, in his own quirky drawings, points out the story each painting tells, encouraging children to look at art in a completely inspirational way. (Ages 6-12)
~ Fiona Lafferty
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Tell Me a Picture by Quentin Blake
In 2001, Quentin Blake - the first Children's Laureate - chose twenty-six of his favourite paintings for an exhibition at the National Gallery. Very different artworks were chosen, some by fine artists and some by children's illustrators, but they all had one thing in common: a story to tell. The accompanying book urges children to use their imaginations and look for the stories in the pictures.
Reissued with a new introduction from the author, Tell Me A Picture will show a new generation the adventures that await in looking at art.
Children's Book Of The Week Reissued for a new generation, this classic has lost none of its power. The Times
The children's art criticism is engagingly artless but encourages curiosity. The Observer
A truly awesome collection of art from some of our favourite artists, wrapped up in a book that just begs to be explored. Read It Daddy
Excellent. Red Reading Hub
An absolute must for children (and grown ups) everywhere. Angels & Urchins
As the first Children's Laureate, Quentin Blake created an original exhibition in the National Gallery, London, for which he chose 26 of his favourite pictures. Some were illustrations from children's books, others were pictures by artists such as Edward Hopper and Paula Rego. All were wonderful pictures that tell a story. Through Quentin Blake's choices and his gentle notes about the pictures, all young readers have the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of art and to bring their own meaning to it. -- Julia Eccleshare Love Reading
An unusual and stimulating approach to art. Parents in Touch
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