Monday, August 17, 2009

Book Sharing Monday 17 August

Quentin Blake's Tell Me a Picture is a new favorite in this house. The book was published to accompany an exhibit of the same name at London's National Gallery from February through June of 2001. This delightful book was published in the same year by National Gallery Company Limited, and published in the U.S. in 2003 by The Millbrook Press, Inc., now a part of Lerner Publishing Group, which also publishes Brian Cleary's Words are CATegorical grammatical picture books.

The artwork featured in the alphabetically-arranged book are pre-21st century paintings by artists such as Avercamp and Hopper, as well children's book illustrations by several artists. There is much to see in each work of art, but one of our favorites is Paolo Uccello's circa 1460 painting, Saint George and the Dragon:

Quentin Blake is well-known for illustrating many of Roald Dahl's zany chapter books and many other books, as well as authoring his own books for children. He was appointed the very first Children's Laureate of England in 1999.

Book Sharing Monday is hosted at Serendipity--head on over and see what other people are reading!

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