Oooh! Picasso

Oooh! Picasso

by Mil Niepold, Jeanyves Verdu
     
 

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

Overview

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 

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 4

In this companion volume to Oooh! Matisse (Tricycle, 2007), Niepold and Verdu introduce five of Picasso's sculptures. For each one, a close-up detail of the artwork is shown first, along with the question, "What is this?" Two more spreads present zoomed-in images with possible answers, followed by a third spread showing the entire sculpture along with a statement like, "oooh! i am a guitar." Bull's Head is the final work, and the bicycle seat turned horned animal is sure to impress children. Bold text floating on bright solid-color pages complements the pictures. A photo of the artist is appended along with reproductions of the artworks and identifying information. Found-object sculptures easily lend themselves to a discussion of how everyday items can be seen as something more. Shared one-on-one or in small groups, 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.-Lisa Glasscock, Columbine Public Library, Littleton, CO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582462653
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

MIL NIEPOLD is an artist at heart who, since becoming a mother, sees everything in bold colors and daring shapes. When not making art with her girls, she works in the field of human rights. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. This is her second book for children.

JEANYVES VERDU has been a freelance art director for over twenty years, while also writing screenplays and designing scarves and ties. He would like people to surround themselves with art in their daily lives. Jeanyves lives in Brussels, Belgium. This is his second book for children.

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