Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 128 Pages, 9.84 × 9.84 × 0.39 in
Published: August 15, 2006
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1845076877
ISBN - 13: 9781845076870
About the Book
What's 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. Uccello's 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
From the Publisher
Quentin Blake picks 26 of his favourite paintings and asks young readers to look for the stories they tell. Some are by illustrators of children''s books, while others are by artists whose pictures hang in art galleries, from Edward Hopper to Francisco de Goya. The book''s characters introduce every image, pointing out details and asking questions. "This beautifully produced book will widen eyes and imaginations." -Guardian Education Ages 5-12
About the Author
Quentin Blake (London) has illustrated more than 250 books, most famously those by Roald Dahl. His picture books include Mister Magnolia, Clown and Zagazoo.
"This beautifully produced book will widen eyes and imaginations."