The Heart and the Bottle. Oliver Jeffers
wonderment at how the world worked. She shared
all her dreams and excitement with her father,
who always had the answer to every question.
That is until one day when his chair was empty,
not to be filled again - how would the girl ever
find meaning from her life again? Oliver Jeffers
delivers a remarkable book, a tale of poignan...more
curhat mode: ON
jadi mendingan gak usah di baca :D
pesannya dalem banget. bercerita tentang cinta dan kehilangan. dengan lembut, Jeffers mengambarkan bagaimana seharusnya menghadapi rasa kehilangan itu. sangat menyentuh! bagi saya, buku ini muncul di bulan yang tepat. membuat hati saya bergetar. namun entah, belum dapat membuat saya beranjak. dari sebuah sudut yang gelap.
jadi ingin mengingat masa itu.
lima tahun yang lalu...
di bulan Ramadhan 1428 H
saat Tuhan me...more
The Heart and the Bottle is a gorgeous, gorgeous piece of art and magic!
Pure, open, honest pictures filled this book with beauty, the power of healing and the wonder life can bring. Pictures and words that I will treasure always.
After a loss and heartache, we tend to lock our hearts away. Keep our hearts and emotions bottled up, hidden, and safe. If we don’t use our hearts, open up, trust, and feel--we can’t get hurt—right? Can that same protection turn around...more
I absolutely love Oliver Jeffers's art--when I saw this, I thought, finally! A girl book. I don't usually make much distinction when I'm reading a girl or boy picture book (unless it's dipped in bilious pink) but when I try to sell parents or grandparents one of his books, I usually get an exasperated look and a "but, the gift is for a little *girl*". What? I read books about little boys when I was a little girl, and as long as the...more
A little girl delights in the boundless discoveries of the world around her with an older gentleman, likely her grandfather. But then the man’s chair is empty, and the girl puts her heart in a bottle to help with the hurt. As she grows older, she loses her sense of wonderment, and it isn’t until she meets another young girl that she finds a way to free her heart again. This book showcases some absolutely captivating artwork. The way in which Jeffers employs pictures in word balloons...more
The book centres...more
Picture Book, 32 pages
The Heart and the Bottle truly captures the human experience and our fragility as temporary inhabitants of this lifetime. Using an extended metaphor to explore the stages of loss and heartache, the book shares the brilliance of a child’s passionate curiosity and its ability to heal all of us. Dealing with the pain of losing her father, a girl grows up with her heart locked safe within a bottle around her neck to avoid painful...more
This picture book is a complex read for children. As a reader who loves symbolism, I like how grief and loss were presented in the story. After experiencing loss, the girl decided to put her heart in a bottle. The little ones would most likely look at the stor...more
Genre: Picture Book / Fiction
Summary: Once there was a girl whose life was filled with wonder at the world around her…
Then one day something happened that made the girl take her heart and put it in a safe place. However, after that it seemed that the world was emptier than before. But would she know how to get her heart back? (Summary Taken for Amazon)
Consideration and Precautions: This is a beautiful story about the loss of a loved one....more
The Heart in The Bottle is a story about an ordinary little girl who has a mind full of wonder about the world around her. She loves to share these wonders with her father. One day she rushes to show her father a drawing of such wonders, but we find that he has gone. We never find out where he has gone.
The little girl finds that her heart is hurting so much that she needs to remove it and put it in a bottle and hang it around her neck.
We see how the gir...more
I rated this one low because it seems to be a picture book marketed to adults (this is true for a majority of things) but would a young child really understand the message "of a broken heart and locking it away in a bottle!!!?" Granted some kids wouldesp Maurice Sendak as a kid but most kids...more
I think this story would be more suitab...more
А иначе идеята за това, че когато си бил наранен, можеш да поставиш сърцето си в бутилка, за да го предпазиш (в историята това трае десетилетия),...more
"The Heart and the Bottle" is a wonderfully illustrated story about an insatiably curious girl who suffers a tragic loss and so closes her heart in a bottle so that she can't be hurt again.
My daughter received this book as a birthday gift and I can't help but think that the gift giver picked this book specifically because my father passed away this year. I sat down to read the story las...more
This coming-of-age tale follows a young girl from young childhood through adulthood as she struggles with the overwhelming loss of a male father figure in her life. In simple terms and using the metaphor of putting your heart away in a bottle which she then ties around her neck, Jeffers’s story illustrates how curiosity and learning can revive even the most difficult of losses. With simple mixed media illustrations using paint and colored penc...more
From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washington DC, Belfast and elsewhere.
A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING.
Illustration clients include Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Recor...more