How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing
Taking Jacques Prévert's poem Pour faire le portrait d'un oiseau as its text, this picture-book from Caldecot Medal-winning author/artist Mordicai Gerstein (he won the award for 2003's The Man Who ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - satyridae - LibraryThing
I appear to be the sole dissenting voice on GoodReads with regard to How To Paint The Portrait Of A Bird. This book failed to move me. I didn't love the modern, scrawly illustrations by Gerstein. I ... Read full review