Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box by David McPhail


Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box by David McPhail

All her life, Beatrix Potter loved to paint. From a young age, she painted the bunnies, mice, and other pets who populated her family home. These became the characters of her stories, which are beloved the whole world over. With beautiful scenes rich in detail, David McPhaiI transports us to the charming English countryside and the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter.


McPhail s signature pen-and-ink and watercolors mirror Potter s detailed style for both nature motifs and human subjects. . . . . realistic animals and landscapes inspire a genuine love of the natural world and the charming English countryside. Booklist, on Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box

* McPhail's . . . paintings work seamlessly in tandem with the words to deliver a truly resonant message: . . . music can change the world. Publishers Weekly, starred review on Mole Music

The beloved Mole will easily win the affections of readers and inspire young hopes for a better world. Kirkus Reviews on Mole Music

* McPhail's beautiful soft-toned watercolor pictures with detailed ink cross-hatching tell the elemental story of shelter and love through the child's eyes. Booklist, starred review on The Teddy Bear

[McPhail] invests his pen-and-watercolor illustrations with affection and warmth, and his expert use of soft shading and cross-hatching creates a welcoming world readers will want to inhabit. Publishers Weekly on The Teddy Bear

A sweet and gentle blend of favorite and important topics will make this a treasure of a book to be read, reread, and shared. School Library Journal on The Teddy Bear

About the Author

David McPhail is the author of many books for children, including The Family Tree, Mole Music, The Teddy Bear, and the popular Pig Pig stories. He lives with his family in Rye, New Hampshire.

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40 pages


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Publication date

15th October 2015



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