Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah WinterJust Behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah Winter

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

byJonah WinterIllustratorKevin Hawkes

Hardcover | February 1, 2012

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A celebration of a modern master-and an inspiration to anyone who's ever felt judged!

"One day the world is a peaceful, lovely landscape painting... The next day-BLAM!-Pablo bursts through the canvas, paintbrush in hand, ready to paint something fresh and new."

Pablo Picasso may have been one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, but that doesn't mean he painted what people wanted him to paint! In fact, some people hated his paintings, and called them "ugly!" and "terrible!"-something many kids can relate to. But Picasso didn't listen to all those people, and kept on working the way he wanted to work, until he created something so new, so different that people didn't know what to say!

For every young artist who's drawn something other kids think is "ugly," this story of rebellion and creativity is sure to inspire.

Jonah Winter has written many exciting picture book biographies for children, with subjects that include Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Barack Obama, and Dizzy Gillespie. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of over forty books for children, including Weslandia and Library Lion, a New York Times bestsell...
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Title:Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!Format:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11.26 × 9.32 × 0.33 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545132916

ISBN - 13:9780545132916

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Praise for Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!*"By dramatizing Picasso's development rather than merely recounting it, Winter keeps readers fascinated, and by making Picasso a superhero-he bursts right through the canvas of a serene landscape on the second page-he dispels any notion of art as tired or irrelevant." -Publishers Weekly, starred review*"In words and visuals, the powerhouse team of Winter and Hawkes capture the ever-changing creativity that was Picasso's hallmark by mirroring it in the book's ebullient, often disconcerting design." -Booklist, starred review*"Using an innovative and offbeat approach, Winter provides glimpses of the energy, enthusiasm, and dedication that ruled the artist's world...Hawkes matches Winter's storytelling rhythm, supplying vitality and intensity to the spreads with colorful scenes of Paris, people of the time, and fascinating renditions of Picasso's own work." -School Library Journal, starred review"An energetic and affectionate introduction to an artist who was always somewhat larger than life." -Kirkus