Oooh! Picasso

Oooh! Picasso

Book - 2009
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Crisp close-ups of the everyday objects that Pablo Picasso transformed into sculpture offer a fresh look at the artist's work. With each page turn, the reader's imagination unfolds as the moon becomes a guitar and a dolphin becomes a bull. The boldly-colored spreads and spare text introduce readers to the creations of a master artist, and show them that what you see depends on how you look.Reviews"Budding Aficionados will appreciate the back matter describing the construction details and completion date of each sculpture." --Booklist  "...this book will ignite readers' imaginations and is both an effective gateway to art appreciation for young children and a fun exercise for elementary students."--School Library Journal 

Publisher: Berkeley : Tricycle Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781582462653
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,22 cm.


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Mar 03, 2012

A bit more challenging and abstract than the others on this list, but will still work with young ones. It looks at Picasso's sculptures, not paintings, and it does so bit by bit--"What is this?" it asks, showing a portion of a sculpture, then "What is this?", showing another portion, until it reveals the whole. The text is simple but imaginative and poetic: "What is this? I am a tin moon hooked to the night sky...I am a lollipop dreaming." Niepold also has an "Oooh! Matisse" book, but it's a little obtuse for this age group (or mine).

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