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Nonfiction Monday: Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children About Their Art

This will be the first time I use Nonfiction Monday to talk about a book that I haven’t read or even seen in person. It may even be a Nonfiction Monday historical first. But I couldn’t resist the opportunity to point people to an Amazon Bargain Book that seems like quite a deal. I bought it unseen, but am eagerly anticipating its arrival.

Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children About Their ArtArtist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children About Their Art is published by the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum of Art and is apparently over a hundred pages of artwork and process notes of amazing picture book authors, including such folks as Eric Carle, Ashley Bryan, Tomie dePaola, Jane Dyer, Steven Kellogg, Leo Lionni, Jerry Pinkney, and more. With twelve customer reviews at Amazon it gets 4.9 out of 5 stars. I had heard of this book earlier, but I felt that I needed to see it before laying out thirty bucks. But now, available at the bargain price of $10.99, it’s on its way to mama.

For reviews of nonfiction books where people have actually seen and read the book, look to today’s Nonfiction Monday round-up at Write About Now.

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Anonymous said...

You'll have to let us know what you think when it arrives:)

jenn said...

You will love this book! Such a treasure. It's one of the things that inspired my Creative Spaces interview series.

Steven Kellogg's section is my favorite (he was a childhood favorite, and I loved the photo of his studio and seeing the oil painting he did when he was 12).

It's even worth full price I'd say!

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

I agree, you won't be disappointed. I liked Paul Zelinsky's section--I've used the images of his work-in-progress with students, to show them how it was done in the Renaissance (minus the Photoshop).

cotonmom said...

The link is taking to me to a book on brains. I want to link from your site so you get the referral. I'll check back later and see if it has resolved. Thanks!!

MotherReader said...

cotonmom, that is the strangest thing! Esp because I "fixed" it, and it's still doing it. I'm going to put my tech person, um my husband, on it, but in the meantime once you click over the Amazon through my site, just search for the book and go ahead and buy it. I still get credit for the referral - and I appreciate you thinking of me.

MotherReader said...

Ah, fixed it - without Tech Guy. Thanks for the heads up!