Monday, October 12, 2015

In 2001, Quentin Blake - the first Children's Laureate - chose twenty-six of his favorite 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.

The 411:

We love this book and think it is a great way to introduce children to art and culture.

Quentin Blake has selected 26 works of art to showcase and discuss, pointing out various details in simple child friendly form.

The pictures are presented in artist order. I love the premise of having the viewer think rather than just blindly look. There are so many open ended questions you can use to discuss with children the detail, situation, scene, characters, metaphors, similes and more building on the detail of the picture, the artist and more.  

What a fun way to foster a love of art!

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

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