The Artist

Ed Vere author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Penguin Random House Children's UK

Published:6th Apr '23

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From the award-winning Ed Vere comes a joyful and inspirational celebration of beauty, mistakes and the artist in all of us

One brave little artist goes on one epic adventure to share her art, and in doing so learns that it doesn't matter if you colour outside the lines, that art is full of heart... and that maybe you are an artist too!

"Ed is a genius. This book is phenomenal" Nadia Shireen

"Writer-illustrator Ed Vere returns with another beautifully illustrated children's book, celebrating what it means to be an artist ... an uplifting story for any child who loves to draw" The Independent

"Colorful, boldly imaginative, dynamic, quirky, and wonderfully child-appealing illustrations. . . . This book proclaims what children already know: Creativity and making art spark joy" Kirkus Reviews starred review

Praise for Ed Vere's How to be a Lion - winner of the Oscar's Book Prize

"This witty, resonant picture book is a manual for anyone's life, young or old." Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

"Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and far between these days. This marvelous book triumphs in that essential job." Kirkus

"gently reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh" BookTrust

Writer-illustrator Ed Vere returns with another beautifully illustrated children's book, celebrating what it means to be an artist ... an uplifting story for any child who loves to draw. * The Independent *
Colorful, boldly imaginative, dynamic, quirky, and wonderfully child-appealing illustrations. . . . This book proclaims what children already know: Creativity and making art spark joy * Kirkus Reviews starred review *
The overriding messages of The Artist are deployed with gentleness, simplicity and clarity: the need for artists and for art-making, alongside the need for self-belief and tenacity. The book’s optimistic ending, in particular, makes it perfect for bedtime reading and bedtime dreaming for little artists. It’s a useful reminder for grown-up artists too. * Art Quarterly *
A little artist decides to inject color into her drab gray city. As she boldly paints the town red (and yellow and blue) she brings beauty and life to all who live there. This vivacious storybook is perfect for young children, graduates or anyone setting on their own path and in need of a little bravery or inspiration. * New York Post - The Best Books to Buy for Christmas *
Realizing that making mistakes is part of the process could be a game-changer for the many kids who can't conquer their discouragement when their art falls short of their expectations * Booklist *
Even if readers don't need encouragement to unleash their own talents, they should be intrigued by this protagonist's arc toward artistic assurance * Publishers Weekly *
This book is perfect to read with children who have started drawing but sometimes feel disheartened when their drawing doesn't turn out exactly as they see it in their heads ... a stunningly beautiful book with a message for young and old - and it makes readers look anew and refreshed at the world. Ed Vere is one of the most talented children's books creators of our time and takes the care to make every word and every mark mean something, in or out of the lines * Booktrust *

ISBN: 9780141376387

Dimensions: 279mm x 212mm x 4mm

Weight: 176g

32 pages