Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box (Hardcover)
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805091700, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
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 characters later populated her stories, which are beloved the whole world over. With beautiful scenes rich in detail, David McPhail transports us to the charming, English countryside and the wonderful world of Beatrix Potter.
About the Author
David McPhail published his first children's book, The Bear's Toothache, in 1972. Since then, he has written and/or illustrated more than fifty books including No! and The Abandoned Lighthouse, published by Roaring Brook Press. He lives in New Hampshire.
Praise For Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box…
"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