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Bonjour, Mr. Satie

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  81 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 1991 by Putnam Juvenile
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Nada
Sep 17, 2013 Nada rated it liked it
This story is about two artists who are trying to figure which one is better than the other. Mr Satie was chosen to settle this dilemma by being the judge and analyzing both of their works of art.

What catches my eye with this book is how the text in the story is boxed up with simple red boarder. This boarder is the same as the one on the front cover of the book. I am assuming that the boarder around the text in the story has something to do with the author/illustrator wanting us to look at the
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Josiah
Jan 13, 2010 Josiah rated it it was ok
This is a really interesting book concept. Tomie dePaola weaves a simple story and its basic (but important) moral around his friend, artist Mr. Satie, who along the way during the narrative comes in contact with other famous artists and public figures from all over the world.

The artwork in Bonjour, Mr. Satie is, in my view, some of the best that Tomie dePaola has ever included in any of his children's books. The scope of the paintings is deep, wide, and outstandingly colorful, bringing a sens
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Arnette Mckinney
Oct 03, 2012 Arnette Mckinney rated it it was amazing
This is my 1st author/illustrator

This story tells of two brilliant artist that squared off with each other at an art gathering. Mr Satie had to setttle the dispute that would keep paris alive and well in the arts.

Fictional. Pre-K-3rd. unisex


Peace was restored.


What if Mr.Satie did not like the paintings?
What could have happen if he selected one over the other?

The passage on pg.18 " I have concluded that to compare Henri's paintings of Nice with Pablo's paintings of newspapers,guitars, and faces f
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Kristen
May 13, 2015 Kristen rated it it was ok
Third grade +.

"Through the diplomatic efforts of Uncle Satie, two talented Parisian artists end their feud."

References to many famed artists. A few French words and phrases that might be hard for young readers. A good lesson in getting along and for it to be okay to end in a tie.
Hannah Starnes
This book is good for cultural diversity and when talking about famous people that painted, composed, and wrote literature. They were portrayed through the animals in the book, so personification can be discussed with this book as well.
Amanda
Jan 07, 2014 Amanda rated it it was ok
The best part for me was all the cameos of famous people. Wonder if this really happened at Gertrude Stein's salon? All in all, it was ok.
Laura
May 29, 2009 Laura rated it liked it
This was a rather interesting tale. I thought it was pretty entertaining and I liked the illustrations because of their bright colors and shapes. I would recommend.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2009...
Deborah Harris
Dec 28, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
Shelves: ar-3, a28
AR Quiz No. 80072 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.0 - AR Pts: 0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP
Kim
Oct 31, 2012 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
charming story about the art scene in Paris during the twenties; typical Tomie dePaola illustrations

themes: art, cats, mouse, Paris
Joyce
Aug 18, 2012 Joyce rated it really liked it
Shelves:
Turn-of-the-century Paris, with all the "usual suspects". A perfect fit for me!
Jessica
Jun 18, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: art
Cute book introducing several famous artists. Great to use with small children.
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Tomie dePaola (pronounced Tommy da-POW-la) is best known for his books for children.
He's been published for 40 years and has written and/or illustrated over 200 books, including 26 Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the Barkers.
Tomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award and the New Hampshire Governor's Arts Award of Living Treasure.
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