Henri, Egg Artisteby Marcus Pfister Herbert, J Alison James (Translator)
Henri is a true artist who has grown tired of decorating his eggs in the same old way. Readers are led on an exploration of the art world as Henri creates beautiful works in the styles of celebrated painters of the past. Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Claude Monet are just a few of the geniuses who inspire Henri, Egg Artiste. A delightful way to introduce
Henri is a true artist who has grown tired of decorating his eggs in the same old way. Readers are led on an exploration of the art world as Henri creates beautiful works in the styles of celebrated painters of the past. Vincent van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and Claude Monet are just a few of the geniuses who inspire Henri, Egg Artiste. A delightful way to introduce children to a world of masterpieces, this book has applications that extend far beyond the obvious Easter promotions. Marcus Pfister's bolder, brighter palette is sure to win this popular author/illustrator even more fans.
K-Gr 3- Henri is a professional egg painter, but he feels uninspired about decorating any more Easter eggs. Henrietta cajoles him to get to work, suggesting that he will be disappointing the children otherwise. However, the artistic bunny believes that they are as bored as he is with the same old lovely eggs. Then he has an idea, and when he finishes painting them, the eggs are definitely different. The art ranges in inspiration from an unknown ancient Egyptian's Portrait of Queen Nefertiti to Paul Klee's Legend of the Nile . The eggs are so special that Henri insists that, instead of hiding them, they be placed on pedestals. As the children come upon his work, they stare in wonder: the exhibit is a success. The large illustrations are bright and expressive with perspectives that invite readers into the action. A foldout shows the 16 original paintings and provides brief information about the artists. The liberties Henri has taken include a Tahitian bunny in the tradition of Gauguin and Keith Haring's figures adorned with bunny ears and tails. This fun eggs-hibition will delight the eyes and imaginations of young artists.-Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MACopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
- North-South Books, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.56(w) x 12.82(h) x 0.49(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Marcus Pfister is the author of the phenomenally successful Rainbow Fish series, as well as many other books for children. He has worked as a graphic artist, a sculptor, a painter, and a photographer as well as a children's book creator. Pfister lives with his family in Berne, Switzerland.
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