October 2016 (42)

The Mermaid and the Parakeet: A children's book inspired by Henri Matisse

ISBN: 9783791372655

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder ...


Henri Matisse once said, “What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter.” It’s no wonder his works are loved by children everywhere. In this charming book, Vanessa Hié and Veronique Massenot create a world based on Matisse’s vision, in which a mermaid is thrust out of the sea by a massive storm. Stranded in a tree, not knowing how she can return to her home without legs, she meets a parakeet who is so moved by her plight he finds a way to help her. Vanessa Hié’s gorgeous, deeply hued illustrations incorporate the shapes and colors found in Matisse’s original masterpiece, which is reproduced at the end of the book. Massenot’s simple but profound story of bravery and friendship is a delight to read. Together, the words and pictures tell a timeless story, while introducing young people to Matisse’s artistry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2016


$32.00
Journey on a Cloud: A Children's Book Inspired by Marc Chagall

ISBN: 9783791370576

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One of artist Marc Chagall’s most enduring paintings is the basis for this beautifully crafted children’s book that tells an enchanting story. This book te...


One of artist Marc Chagall’s most enduring paintings is the basis for this beautifully crafted children’s book that tells an enchanting story. This book tells the story of the postman Zephyr, who lives in a little blue village in the mountains where nothing ever changes. A dreamer hoping for adventures, he travels on a cloud, embarking on a fantastic airborne journey that takes him to distant and colorful lands. Eventually Zephyr falls to earth and meets a beautiful young woman. Together they return to the postman’s home village which is now transformed in Zephyr’s eyes and begin their exciting new life together. Inspired by Chagall’s masterpiece, a world of color and imagination awaits the readers of this book. Paintings based on Chagall’s striking palette and elegant lines help tell a simple yet poetic story. The book includes a gorgeous reproduction of Chagall’s masterpiece “Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel” (“The Brideand Groom of the Eiffel Tower”), illustrating a journey of words and pictures, and introducing young readers to the work of one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


$32.00
The Great Wave : A Children's Book Inspired by Hokusai

ISBN: 9783791370583

Author: Veronique Massenot    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Hokusai’s classic woodcut of a majestic wave becomes the starting point for a storybook children will want to read again and again. On a stormy winter’s da...


Hokusai’s classic woodcut of a majestic wave becomes the starting point for a storybook children will want to read again and again. On a stormy winter’s day, a baby boy, Naoki, is swept into a fisherman’s boat by a great wave. Years pass, but still Naoki does not grow. Must he return to the ocean in order to become a young man? The answer arrives in the form of a mythic fish. Japanese artist Hokusai is one of the world’s most celebrated printmakers. His famous woodcut, “The Great Wave,” epitomizes the artist’s characteristic techniques and themes. In this children’s book, the artist’s masterpiece is the genesis for a simple but compelling story, beautifully illustrated in pictures that recall Hokusai’s brilliant use of detail, perspective and color. A stunning reproduction of the woodcut itself is featured in the book, supplemented by information about the artist and his work. At once modern and classic, The Great Wave introduces young readers to a beloved artist and his timeless portrayals of nature and transformation.


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


$32.00
Paper Toys Animals

ISBN: 9781584236481

Author: Bishop Parigo    Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume ...


Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume in the series is designed by a different talented artist, lending a stylized look to their fanciful creations. With several themes to choose from including Animals, Monsters, Robots, and Fantasy Creatures, the options for imaginative play are endless. Printed on durable cardstock and die-cut, each toy is easy to assemble with no glue or scissors needed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$22.99
Paper Toys Fantasy Creatures

ISBN: 9781584236504

Author: Tougui    Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume ...


Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume in the series is designed by a different talented artist, lending a stylized look to their fanciful creations. With several themes to choose from including Animals, Monsters, Robots, and Fantasy Creatures, the options for imaginative play are endless. Printed on durable cardstock and die-cut, each toy is easy to assemble with no glue or scissors needed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$22.99
Paper Toys Monsters

ISBN: 9781584236474

Author: Marie Guibert    Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume ...


Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume in the series is designed by a different talented artist, lending a stylized look to their fanciful creations. With several themes to choose from including Animals, Monsters, Robots, and Fantasy Creatures, the options for imaginative play are endless. Printed on durable cardstock and die-cut, each toy is easy to assemble with no glue or scissors needed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$22.99
Paper Toys Robots

ISBN: 9781584236498

Author: Arnaud Roi    Publisher: Gingko Press

Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume ...


Paper Toys is a wonderful new series of interactive craft books that allow children to pop out and build their own paper toys. While complimentary, each volume in the series is designed by a different talented artist, lending a stylized look to their fanciful creations. With several themes to choose from including Animals, Monsters, Robots, and Fantasy Creatures, the options for imaginative play are endless. Printed on durable cardstock and die-cut, each toy is easy to assemble with no glue or scissors needed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2016


$22.99
Hundertwasser Create Your Own City

ISBN: 9783791370439

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This sticker book, filled with Hundertwasser’s spirit and love of art, is the perfect way to inspire creativity in children as they learn the joys of architec...


This sticker book, filled with Hundertwasser’s spirit and love of art, is the perfect way to inspire creativity in children as they learn the joys of architecture. Who wouldn’t want to try and design a building in harmony with nature like Hundertwasser? The artist and architect’s love of vibrant hues, organic forms, natural elements, and individuality make his houses, schools, factories, museums, and churches some of the most recognizable and popular structures in the world. This delightful sticker book opens a window and guides children through their own adventures in architecture, while letting them realize their own architectural dreams. Filled with examples of existing, realized architectural works and numerous opportunities for designing, sketching, and even building one’s own architectural structures, this unique playful and highly engaging book includes six pages of brightly colored stickers and promises hours of fun and fulfillment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 220 x 270 mm


$22.99
My Painting Book : A Journey in the World of Fantasy with Hundertwasser

ISBN: 9783791341132

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to...


Big art for little hands, these enchanting activity books allow young artists to explore the world's masterpieces on their own terms and with plenty of space to color outside the lines.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


$17.99
Hickory Dickory Dock Board Book

ISBN: 9781846435102

Publisher: Child’s Play

In this entertaining retelling of the traditional nursery song, the mouse is only one of the many animals to climb the clock. Who slides up at three o'clock, an...


In this entertaining retelling of the traditional nursery song, the mouse is only one of the many animals to climb the clock. Who slides up at three o'clock, and who will bounce up at ten?

Look through the holes in each page to see which animal is next, and make up some of your own. You're sure to enjoy this hilarious introduction to telling the time!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2013


$14.99
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