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For forty years, the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental has been putting books into the hands of children across America. To commemorate its fortieth anniversary, it has brought together forty of the most celebrated children’s book illustrators working today and asked them each to re-imagine a classic book from their childhood. The result is a collectioFor forty years, the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental has been putting books into the hands of children across America. To commemorate its fortieth anniversary, it has brought together forty of the most celebrated children’s book illustrators working today and asked them each to re-imagine a classic book from their childhood. The result is a collection of beautiful and captivating images and insightful essays that remind us how a child’s early experiences with books can be powerful and lasting—and can help to create writers and artists.This gift book includes a foreword by Leonard Marcus, noted historian, author, and critic in the field of children’s literature....

Title : The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary
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ISBN : 1236570
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary Reviews

  • Carol
    2019-04-15 06:03

    The two first words in the subtitle of this book are as important as is the title itself. Forty Illustrators it proclaims and these forty illustrators certainly deliver. Their mission was to help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Reading is Fundamental by re-imagining a favorite book from their childhood using their unique gift of artwork. I really enjoyed reading about the books each author chose. Of course, the images they created to illustrate their take on these favorites were stunning. The best of the best are represented here and you’ll probably find your favorite but may also find someone new. In addition to the essays and images that make up the meat of this collection, there is an About the Illustrators section included which features their prominent works. From Mary Azarian of Snowflake Bentley fame to Paul O. Zelinsky, Swamp Angel and more, this is topnotch collection honoring the artists who illustrate our beloved books. Extending my sincere thanks to my GR friend Cheryl for bringingThe Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF’s 40th Anniversary to my attention. Secluded in our library stacks in the arts section of juvenile non-fiction I may never have found this gem if not for her review. May be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

  • Linda
    2019-04-20 00:17

    Lovely idea: Invite children's book illustrators to do an illustration for their favorite book. The write-ups of why they chose what they did are fascinating, and it's fun to see how they visualize their favorites. It was also fun to hear about new-to-me books and illustrators.

  • Rahmadiyanti
    2019-03-28 08:06

    Tadinya saya pikir ini buku tentang seni membaca/menikmati buku, ternyata "art" di sini mengacu pada ilustrator. Jadi begini, buku ini adalah proyek Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), sebuah lembaga sosial di Amerika. Nah, pada ultah RIF yang ke-40, mereka mengumpulkan 40 karya ilustrator buku anak. Yang menarik, para ilustrator tersebut diminta membuat ilustrasi dari buku favorit di masa kecil mereka. Mereka juga menulis alasan mengapa mereka sangat suka buku tersebut dan bagaimana persentuhan mereka dengan buku di masa kecil.Namanya ilustrator, ilustrasi buku klasik anak yang mereka buat ya keren-keren. Ilustrasi buku seperti Charlotte's Webb, Moby Dick, Little House in the Prairie, Winnie the Pooh, Black Beauty, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Three Little Pigs, hingga Where the Wild Things Are (dan banyak buku lain yang belum saya baca :D), digambar dengan beragam teknik dan gaya. Cakep-cakep dah!Jujur, dari 40 ilustrator tersebut yang saya kenal dan sudah baca karya-karyanya hanya satu, Brian Selznick *payah ya =___=. Ternyata saya tak kenal banyak ilustrator buku anak, selain memang belum banyak picture books karya mereka yang saya baca. Eh ya, sayangnya nggak ada ilustrator favorit saya, Quentin Blake. Well, buku yang bagus untuk mengenal ilustrator buku anak dan gaya ilustrasi mereka.

  • Mrs. Wynn
    2019-03-31 06:12

    I find this to be a super reference for teachers who read aloud a variety of books to their students. This is the sort of book that you keep handy and then share a bit about an illustrator/author after you've read one of their books aloud.Forty different author/illustrators share the book that most influenced them as a child or young adult. They explore their feelings toward those pieces of literature and why they were so important. Each author gets one page to tell their story, and one page to illustrate a part of that story in their own style. Fascinating!For example, Eric Rohmann will be our guest author in May. We've read a few of his books together, but really nothing about Eric. I will be sure to share that his favorite book as an eight-year-old was Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág. He delves into the "deal" that he and Wanda make in order to suspend reality for the sake of the book. I'm not sure my second graders will understand that, but some of the fifth graders might!

  • Sarah Sammis
    2019-03-27 06:21

    04/22/07The Art of Reading is a charity book published by Reading is Fundamental to celebrate the foundations 40th anniversary. Forty children's illustrators were asked to write about their memories of reading and to include an illustration inspired by those memories. I read this book as a bookring, something I signed up for just before Harriet was born.There are so many books for children published every year that I only recognized a couple names among the included artists. Among the books they listed as favorites, I saw many of mine: A Cricket in Times Square, Charlotte's Web, Freddy the Detective, and Millions of Cats.

  • Dean
    2019-03-22 02:00

    40 Illustrators of Children's books ruminate on their favorite childhood tomes while providing a custom illustration from their favorite tale. Most of the usual suspects are contained within ('Charlotte's Web', 'Harold and the Purple Crayon', etc) but there are some surprises such as Arthur C. Clarke's, '2001: A Space Odyssey' and Bradbury's 'Martian Chronicles.' This is a quick book, very easy to get through but surprisingly a bit disappointing in regards to the actual quality of some of the custom artwork.

  • Kathryn
    2019-04-17 02:16

    The front cover illustration made me want to open this book and see what was inside. The concept is such a good one, to ask children's books illustrators what children's book made an influence on them. The too bad part is the majority of illustrator's I was not familiar with. Of course, that in turn gave me a challenge to look into who they and the work they have done. I hope someday this idea is redone with some of our newer illustrators OR they could just ask me and I would give them a list!

  • Thuraya Batterjee
    2019-03-28 05:08

    كتاب حلو ..انصح به الجميعأتخيل د.نجود ممكن تطبقي الفكرة مع طالبات مادة كتب اطفاليختاروا أحد الكتب الكلاسيكية و يعيدوا رسم احد الصفحات حسب رؤيتهمسلافه ممكن تستخدميه في مجموعاتك القرائية يختاروا أكثر كتاب كلاسيك اثر فيهم.. وكيف كان اثره عليهم..وتناقشوا فكرة كيف الكتب ممكن تاثر في الأطفال و تصنع منهم كتاب و رسامين و....مجرد اقتراح

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    2019-04-03 00:05

    Forty illustrators were asked to talk about the book that led them to reading and illustrating. The forty men and women came from very diverse beginnings; some grew up surrounded by books and others had no books in their homes. All found their way into lifework as book illustrators somehow. The illustrations are clever and the stories are fun to read.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-25 00:52

    This is a must read if you love children's literature. It's a wonderful tribute to the joy of books as 40 well known illustrators (some award winners) share which books most inspired them as children. Each artist also contributes their original rendering of a scene from his or her favorite book. Truly a gem.

  • Krisette Spangler
    2019-03-23 02:08

    Forty illustrators are asked to share a book that they remember from their childhood. Most of the illustrators also included an illustration that they created for their favorite book. It's great fun to read and look at these talented artists' pictures. I highly recommend it.

  • Vj
    2019-04-13 06:59

    Illustrators write about books that influenced them in their childhood.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-05 07:07

    Fun to read about well-known illustrators and which children's book inspired them as a child.

  • Mary
    2019-04-15 00:56

    I never really investigate my favorite illustrators. Maybe I assume they're all dead already? This was fun, looking at comments and pictures drawn by the greats.

  • Donna
    2019-04-09 03:52

    Will inspire you!

  • Ivan
    2019-04-20 07:19

    Lovely book - illustrators talk about their favorite book from childhood and then offer their own illustration.

  • Megan Bratton
    2019-03-22 01:18

    Beautiful collection of stories written by famous artists reflecting on a favorite childhood book. The depict their own version of an illustration from their favorite books.

  • Linda
    2019-03-24 06:15

    Love the concept! Illustrators create an illustration in their own style of their favorite book as a child. Could be an art project during a Caldecott unit?

  • Emsmith
    2019-04-04 01:22

    Fun book - children's illustrators tell of one of their favorite childhood books then illustrate one scene from that book.