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by Jacques Prevert,Mordicai Gerstein

  • Author: Jacques Prevert,Mordicai Gerstein
  • ISBN: 1596432152
  • ISBN13: 978-1596432154
  • ePub: 1830 kb | FB2: 1684 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts Music & Photography
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; Translation edition (December 10, 2007)
  • Pages: 40
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 437
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How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird ePub download

This petite, elegant picture book, featuring Gerstein's translation of a 1949 poem by French surrealist Prévert, delivers a. .

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. Jacques Prevert (1900-1977) was a French poet and screenwriter. Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935.

Find sources: "Mordicai Gerstein" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird (2007), by Jacques Prévert (1900–1977).

Find sources: "Mordicai Gerstein" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Gerstein has also illustrated numerous books by other writers, including: Frankenstein Moved In On The Fourth Floor (1981), by Elizabeth Levy. Something Queer Is Going On (1973 to 2003), mystery series by Elizabeth Levy.

Written by Jacques Prevert and Translated and Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. Hanging the Painting by the Window . 6. 5 in. End of the Day . Tomorrow You Can Paint Another One . Jacket Back . 5 9 in. Cover Background . Jacket Front Background Outtake . Jacket Foreground . Night Time with Moon . Setting Up the Canvas(Title Page) . First, Paint a Cage. With an Open Door . Then, in the Cage, Paint Something for the Bird . Something Useful and Beautiful . Then Take the Picture to a Garden .

Now paint the portrait of the tree with the prettiest branch for the bird. Paint the green leaves and the summer breeze. Paint the smell of the sunshine and the flowers, and the songs of the bees and the butterflies. Then wait for the bird to sing. If it doesn't sing, don't be sad. You did your best. But if the bird sings, it's a very good sign. It's a sign that you can sign. Now, I really like the Mordicai Gerstein book, in fact, I kinda love it. But in reality, it should not say "Illustration and Translation by Mordicai Gerstein" on the cover

Roaring Brook Press Written by Jacques Prevert Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.

Roaring Brook Press Written by Jacques Prevert Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein. From School Library Journal: Gerstein's animated, whimsical, entertaining illustrations delightfully complement the spare, simple text and help readers understand that the creation of a work of art takes patience, determination, and perseverance. From Kirkus: Gerstein’s recognizable style seems at one with the lightness of Prévert’s intended whimsy. A double-page spread drolly depicts artistic endurance as the boy waits through passing seasons for his bird to come. With irresistible wit, this makes its point.

Gerstein sets the words of the French poet to pictures. Prévert's poem reads like a lighthearted manual for a young painter who wishes to paint an elusive bird. The boy follows instructions precisely-painting an inviting cage to be placed under a tree to await the bird. When the bird comes, the young artist is charged with erasing the cage and, in its place, painting a tree with a perfect branch upon which the bird can light and sing

The boy decides to paint a portrait of this bird. My daughter is a budding artist and the beauty of this book's cover called to us. This is not a how-to with step-by-step instructions for rendering feathers, but a colorful celebration of creativity and nature.

The boy decides to paint a portrait of this bird. The beauty of this story is how he goes about painting this portrait. When I read this to my 4 1/2-yr old, she was fascinated in the story. It speaks about having a goal, patience, the seasons, and respect for the natural progression of things. Be forewarned that some children will find it a little too quiet. To draw a bird, one must first draw a cage.

Mordicai Gerstein translator and illustrator. I appear to be the sole dissenting voice on GoodReads with regard to How To Paint The Portrait Of A Bird. The warm, vibrant colors delight the eye as does the royal blue of the bird who frequents each page. The lively red on the bird’s chest helps to spot him on each page. This book failed to move me. I didn't love the modern, scrawly illustrations by Gerstein.

Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977; Gerstein, Mordicai, il. 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 a bird comes to the child and sings. no page number in the book.

Prévert, Jacques, 1900-1977; Gerstein, Mordicai, ill. Publication date.

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.

Shakagul
Absolutely charming - but not for someone who thinks (as did one reviewer) that this was an instruction book for how to paint a bird! It is one of Prevert's poems, of course, filled with a joyous delicacy - of creating a world for a bird - of cage and of freedom, of caring, of delight - of giving.
I bought this for myself, not for a child. It sits on my coffee table, and I delight in it.
Maman
A book you will love forever.
Sagda
This book needs to be read in every classroom. It is rich in creative writing and is perfect for any lesson involving symbolism. In this book, a bird is a symbol for ideas and erasing the cage is opening your mind. You need to thnk about you ideas, give them details, give them time to develope and then some ideas will break out of the cage and some may just be. I use this book when introducing poetry and also, for creating motivation for a Writers' Notebook.
Trex
One of my favorite art books to share with young artists. Great illustrations and great encouraging language.
Stan
My daughter is a budding artist and the beauty of this book's cover called to us. This is not a how-to with step-by-step instructions for rendering feathers, but a colorful celebration of creativity and nature.

This is a quiet tale, with spare language, beginning and ending with wordless pages. Be forewarned that some children will find it a little too quiet.

To draw a bird, one must first draw a cage. With an open door. And some pretty things to attract the bird. My daughter enjoyed examining the illustrations for the items the boy painted onto his canvas. As the boy ventured outside, the book suggested the best place for him to find a bird.

As often happens with five year-olds, we paused reading and began discussing the best place to find a bird near our home. I always welcome conversations prompted by books and other parents may appreciate the thought-provoking nature of this story.

The book teaches patience, as a bird can take a very long time to visit the cage. Once the bird appears, it is then best to erase the cage and paint him a lovely tree. But will the bird sing? You'll have to read the book to find out.

The fine lines of the illustrations are balanced by bold, vibrant colors, especially in the final nature scenes. By the end, readers are taught a gentle lesson about the beauty and wonder of nature and how to appreciate it. But this is a very mature perspective. My daughter simply looks forward to painting a portrait of a bird just as this poetic book suggests.
riki
I bought this book and found that no kids in my family cared for it. It is just boring... I found that the kids all thought the book would teach them HOW to draw a bird.
Gralmeena
This book caught my eye as I was leaving the bookstore because it does have a lovely cover illustration. However after glancing at a few pages and seeing the boy painting an empty cage for his bird, I knew this was a keeper and got it without even reading through it. When I got home and actually read the book I was even more impressed. The illustrations are warm and expressive and the story draws you in. I read it that night to my four year old and it instantly became her new favorite book. She liked it so much we must have read it two dozen times or more in the first week alone. Now I will find her sitting on the bed or floor and reading the book to herself, getting excited about the bird singing and talking about the bird flying home out of the painting. I really am sorry that another reviewer expected a how-to book and didn't page through it first. I am surprised that they didn't like the story but to each his own. We have now given this book as a gift for birthday parties of two friends as it is a lovely addition to a youngster's library. It will continue to be a favorite book and gift idea standby for years to come.
Once in awhile, a very special book comes along that tells a story in a unique and creative way. "How to Paint the Portrait of a Bird" tells a story of a young boy that is awaken by a bird singing at his window. The boy decides to paint a portrait of this bird. The beauty of this story is how he goes about painting this portrait.
When I read this to my 4 1/2-yr old, she was fascinated in the story. It speaks about having a goal, patience, the seasons, and respect for the natural progression of things. I rarely recommend books very highly, but this one is a must read.
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