Pippin Paints A Portrait

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Pippin is a dog with a distinct artistic style. Pippin and his friends explains artistic terminology and describe the creative processes of famous painters. This particular dog has strong opinions about distinguished artists, and displays his own unique style of art proudly. He lovingly creates a self-portrait of himself with his favorite medium, crayons. In order to properly paint his masterpiece, Pippin examines himself lovingly and reflects on his own beauty.

When he proudly shows his art to others, they examine his work with harsh criticisms. Pippin looks at self-portraits painted by his peers that have received praise and admiration from others. He feels frustrated and confused because he does not think they look anything like the artists. His friend Max encourages him to open his mind to different styles of art. Pippin reflects on other creative approaches, but stays true to his unique vision.

Pippin Paints a Portrait will teach children ages three to eight about painting techniques while inspiring them to find their own creative style. This story has the ability to start a conversation about the healing properties of art. The author and illustrator, Charlotte Mei, provides beautifully simplistic artwork to accompany her uplifting and inspirational story of self-discovery.

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Author Rita Long
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 36 pages
Publisher Cicada Books
Publish Date 24-May-2022
ISBN 9781800660144
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Issue May 2022
Category Children's