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Tell Me a Picture

Written by Quentin Blake

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LoveReading View on Tell Me a Picture

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


Tell Me a Picture Synopsis

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.

Includes pictures by artists as diverse as Edward Hopper, Paula Rego, Francisco de Goya and John Burningham.

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)

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781847807656
Publication date: 02/06/2016
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847806420
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847806420
Publication date: 8th January 2015
Author: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Art

About Quentin Blake

In 2010 we had a special feature on Quentin Blake's writing and illustration - click here to find out more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999.  He has won the Whitbread Award, the hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, been shortlisted for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world and has won the Kate Greenaway Medal among others.  He was born in 1932 and has been drawing ever since he can remember. ...

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