How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird (Hardcover)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596432154, 40pp.
Publication Date: December 10, 2007
A GIFT FOR EVERYONE
A child wakes up, puts up an easel, picks up a brush and paints--paints a perch, a tree, the warmth of the sun and the sound of the summer breeze, and eventually a bird comes and sings. This is both the most personal and the most universal of books from Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstin: a fable about art, wonder, and creativity that has a meaning and a message for every reader. Universal appeal and illustration rich in warmth, color and feeling make this jewel of a picture book a lovely choice for the gift-giving season.
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Praise For How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird…
"With irresistible wit, this makes its point that, with dedication, art and creativity are infinitely renewable."--Kirkus Reviews "Whimsical."--School Library Journal "This petite, elegant picture book, featuring Gerstein’s translation of a 1949 poem by French surrealist Prévert, delivers a mind-stretching allegory of artistic creation."--Booklist