Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art

Artist to Artist Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art In this remarkable and beautiful anthology featuring the likes of Maurice Sendak Robert Sabuda Rosemary Wells and Eric Carle twenty three of the most honored and beloved artists in children s lite

  • Title: Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art
  • Author: Eric Carle Mitsumasa Anno Quentin Blake Ashley Bryan Nancy Ekholm Burkert Tomie dePaola Jane Dyer Mordicai Gerstein
  • ISBN: 9780399246005
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this remarkable and beautiful anthology featuring the likes of Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells, and Eric Carle, twenty three of the most honored and beloved artists in children s literature talk informally to children sharing secrets about their art and how they began their adventures into illustration Fold out pages featuring photographs of their early wIn this remarkable and beautiful anthology featuring the likes of Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells, and Eric Carle, twenty three of the most honored and beloved artists in children s literature talk informally to children sharing secrets about their art and how they began their adventures into illustration Fold out pages featuring photographs of their early work, their studios and materials, as well as sketches and finished art create an exuberant feast for the eye that will attract both children and adults Self portraits of each illustrator crown this important anthology that celebrates the artists and the art of the picture book An event book for the ages.Proceeds from the book will benefit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA.

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    1. Eric Carle Mitsumasa Anno Quentin Blake Ashley Bryan Nancy Ekholm Burkert Tomie dePaola Jane Dyer Mordicai Gerstein says:

      Eric Carle born June 25, 1929 is a children s book author and illustrator, most famous for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 30 languages Since The Very Hungry Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and than 71 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

    2. What a wonderful, inspiring anthology! Odilon Redon is quoted as saying, “Art is a flower which opens freely, outside of all rules.” The 23 illustrators here are each unique and they each talk openly about their art: how they began, and continue to enjoy the creative process. The lay-out is quite ingeniously done: with its fold-out style it invites the reader to literally “enter” the pages of each artist/illustrator beneath a full-page self-portrait. Adjacent to this is a letter addresse [...]

    3. What I found that all the illustrators in this book had in common was that they loved to draw from the time they were little kids, and felt compelled to draw all the time, even when they were supposed to be doing other things. That sounds so much like my brother, who, alas, was never encouraged in school and steered toward an art degree. I think any child who shows signs of being a potential artist should have this book placed in their hands to read. The illustrators here are encouraging and ins [...]

    4. I love biographies and art books, children’s books, and I really love a good children’s art book. This is a really good one.Twenty-three artists/illustrators, most known to me but some not known to me, have several pages each. They write a short biography that concentrates on being an artist when they were young. There are a variety of stories and I found almost all of them interesting. They each have a photo of themselves from some point in their childhood. Each has a few pages of examples [...]

    5. A heavenly survey of illustrators, each of whom writes a letter to the reader explaining how and why they became artists. Gorgeous illustrations, wonderful text - this belongs in any art studio.

    6. The illustrators/artists provide wonderful messages to children throughout this anthology. As Tomie DePaola shares, "You can be one too. But it is hard work. As my twin cousins told me a long time ago, 'You have to practice, practice, practice --- and don't copy.' This was very good advice, so I'm passing it on to you, Artist to Artist." Throughout the book, there are messages of perseverance, originality, doing what you love, and using your imagination! I also discovered a few new artists/illus [...]

    7. I loved this book. I loved how it speaks directly to children and says that all children are artists, providing lots of encouragement to kids who might want to pursue art as a career or hobby. Each of 23 artists has written a small history of their own art as well as giving advice to kids about art. There is a self-portrait of each artist as well as samples of their work and (usually) a photo of their studio. It was fun to see that some artists are messy and some are neat and organized. Still, t [...]

    8. This provides a nice overview of popular children's books illustrators. I already knew some of them, of course, but I learned about a few more that I'm looking forward to checking out. Most importantly, though, I learned that there is an Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, which I will definitely add to my to-do list for my wishful vacation to New England this year.

    9. Excellent book by some of the best Illustrators. They all explain how they got into the profession. Some thought they couldn't even draw a stick person, something so many artists hear from others when they find out you are an artist, but really the key is sticking to it. I couldn't draw much at all when I went to college, but I knew I wanted to do it. I was way behind my peers, but I learned techniques and developed my work and now have a passion for all kinds of mediums and am illustrating a bo [...]

    10. Simply fantastic. I loved reading about the process, the creativity, and what led these people to become illustrators. Some were new to me, some were favorites from my childhood. I would love to keep seeing new versions of this with new illustrators that kids (and adults) love.

    11. I am not sure why everyone thinks this is a great book. My first question is who is this book aimed at? They say children, but this is not a book for elementary school, at best it is YA and do teenagers really care about how to create art for children? As for the content, like any compendium, some artists give great advice and others are weak. I also have a major issue is with the editing of the book and its layout. Each two page spread has the artist's letter on the left and a fold out page of [...]

    12. I originally read this primarily to look at the sections on Ashley Bryan and Jerry Pinkney. I have a growing appreciation of the art in children's books. Both Bryan and Pinkney have won numerous awards for their work. I am reading through the other artists which include dePaola and Sendak.Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art is a brief look into 23 major artists and it is interesting to get a little insight into how and why they became what they are. This is a [...]

    13. This is an interesting read. One that's taken me several months and at least one library fine and 2 or 3 requests to get it back to read some more. Each illustrator tells about their early life leading up to their working as an illustrator, and includes some pictures they drew when young, pictures they drew while developing one or more stories that they have published. An actual photo of them as a child, and a self portrait. The pages fold out. It's very interesting to see how many of them were [...]

    14. 10/10: Love this one! Got it for David. Each artist has a unique style as well as a unique story. That's empowering. Book Description: In this remarkable and beautiful anthology featuring the likes of Maurice Sendak, Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells, and Eric Carle, twenty-three of the most honored and beloved artists in children’s literature talk informally to children—sharing secrets about their art and how they began their adventures into illustration. Fold-out pages featuring photographs of [...]

    15. 10/03/08I discovered this on one of my blog roams. It sounded great, but has turned out to actually sound better than it is. At least so far. It is good enough that I am going to finish it. But, not wonderful. 10/07/08Maybe it really is my mood. This one didn't really float my boat either. I guess because I was expecting it to appeal to kids and it really didn't. It is a really great idea, and I was surprised that I didn't really like the book. Very surprised, actually. I love pictures books so [...]

    16. I wish this book were much, much thicker to include lots of other illustrators, but the book's effort to inspire young artists is probably better achieved through a smaller selection. I loved the open-fold page that hides various samples of the artist's work. I found this book is best read in big chunks, because the similar elements that are common to each artist's feature emerge more clearly - self-portrait by each artist, photo from early childhood, and very early work. Each artist's statement [...]

    17. What a wonderful book! I highly recommend reading it aloud to the children near you. These well-known illustrators (my favorites are Eric Carle, Tomie dePaola, Leo Lionni, Maurice Sendak, Chris Van Allsburg, Rosemary Wells, Paul O. Zelinsky, and Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart) each write a letter to children briefly telling them their story and how they became an illustrator, and usually encouraging the children to follow their dreams in a very real and honest way. They also each include a s [...]

    18. One of the best art books I've read. Yes this is targeted towards children, but any one who is an artist(in reality or at heart) would be impacted and inspired by reading this book.I think this book is more helpful to the aspiring artist than any instructional art book on technique or style. There are so many accepted myths surrounding art that continue to stifle and stagnate the flow in our society. Books like this do their part by helping to undo the detrimental ideas such as "talent" and "sta [...]

    19. Listed as one of School Library Journal's best books of 2007, Artist to artist is a wonderful compilation of 23 illustrators' stories. Each artist includes a brief letter about their work, a self portrait, and a fold-out section with examples of their work. Especially engaging are the examples which show the stages the artists' work goes through before the final product is eventually printed. Artists include Robert Sabuda, Rosemary Wells, Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, Ashley Bryan, Quentin Blake, [...]

    20. This was a nicely thought-out book, both in visual presentation/layout, and content. It was fun reading the brief 'letters to kids' that each of the 23 artists wrote. I enjoyed seeing the representative artworks by each artist (particularly those by Quentin Blake, illustrator of all those great Roald Dahl tales--he's one of my absolute favorites). The main messages seem to center on "being yourself" as an artist (shun the temptation to imitate others!) but it's also about what led these artists [...]

    21. A very nice compilation of letters from illustrators to children, including examples of their work. I especially enjoyed (as I always do) glimpses at sketchbooks, early work, and studio space. It makes them seem more real! I even learned about some artists with whom I was not familiar. I also feel encouraged reading that even the most talented artists have not always easily or directly achieved their goals in the art world, but as Eric Carle says in his introduction, these are artists who "follo [...]

    22. filled with a variety of illustrations by a number of famous children's book illustrators, this compilation is a treasure for those who love picture books. best of all are the words of advice to young artists - my favorite by Ashley Bryan: "In our earliest years there's no how? to our plunge into art. The doing gives the answer. There is no one way. Your work in art is original and there is no end to the adventure hurrah!"

    23. This was a great book. 23 prominent illustrators wrote there feelings and inspiration about their work in letter form to children. Each letter was accompanied by a self-portrait done in his/her style and some examples of the artistic process they use. I was particularly impressed by Chris Van Allsberg and Gennedy Spirin.

    24. Teacher friendsif you haven't found this one yet it is a MUST HAVE!!! Written by popular illustrators to kids about how they got into illustrating. It is inspiring! An awesome tool to inspire young author/illustrators. Thanks to the FIreside Book shop lady who pointed it out to me! I am in LOVE!

    25. A nice survey of a variety of children's books illustrators, with some behind the scenes type pictures and a letter from each of the 23 artists that explains their general art philosophy. i'd like to see this book done more in depth and much longer, but it's aimed for a younger audience, so I can't really complain about that

    26. My kids loved this book! We pulled out several of the books that each of the illustrators refers to and they loved seeing the illustrations in their different stages, then comparing it to the final product (the published book). They pretended to be illustrators for several days and created their own works of art! I highly recommend this book!

    27. A beautiful book of inspiration from children's book illustrators -- each page has a letter from an artist, childhood photos, current studio photos, some examples of the creative process, and a self-portrait. The letters are directed to kids; this would be a really fun springboard to use with kids in an art or reading class.

    28. I bought this book on my birthday trip to the Eric Carle Museum. The museum and this book are well worth it! It features a profile written but each artist themselves about how they got into art, what it means to them, and advice for other artists. It included photos and art work of each illustrator as well.

    29. LOVE this book! Reading all the artists' stories was really amazing. You learn about what inspired them and they give you encouraging advice. The artwork is stunning! This book is perfect for anyone who loves art and who loves knowing the background of artists. It was just really cool to see all these artists you see on books all the time in one place and to see what they started out drawing.

    30. It was in the children's section of our library and is written to children thinking about becoming artists, although it is a huge book and probably more popular among adult fans of the children's book illustrators than among children themselves.

    31. This book has some of my favorite illustrators talking about their work in children's books. Eric Carle, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak- the list goes on. Even though it's aimed at children, it's a visual feast, with varying examples of all the illustrator's work.

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