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If Picasso Painted a Snowman

If Picasso Painted a Snowman If someone asked you to paint a snowman you would probably start with three white circles stacked one upon another Then you would add black dots for eyes an orange triangle for a nose and a black d

  • Title: If Picasso Painted a Snowman
  • Author: Amy Newbold Greg Newbold
  • ISBN: 9780884485933
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • If someone asked you to paint a snowman, you would probably start with three white circles stacked one upon another Then you would add black dots for eyes, an orange triangle for a nose, and a black dotted smile But if Picasso painted a snowman From that simple premise flows this delightful, whimsical, educational picture book that shows how the artist s imagination canIf someone asked you to paint a snowman, you would probably start with three white circles stacked one upon another Then you would add black dots for eyes, an orange triangle for a nose, and a black dotted smile But if Picasso painted a snowman From that simple premise flows this delightful, whimsical, educational picture book that shows how the artist s imagination can summon magic from a prosaic subject Greg Newbold s chameleon like artistry shows us Roy Lichtenstein s snow hero saving the day, Georgia O Keefe s snowman blooming in the desert, Claude Monet s snowmen among haystacks, Grant Wood s American Gothic snowman, Jackson Pollock s snowman in ten thousand splats, Salvador Dali s snowmen dripping like melty cheese, and snowmen as they might have been rendered by J M W Turner, Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall, Georges Seurat, Pablita Velarde, Piet Mondrian, Sonia Delaunay, Jacob Lawrence, and Vincent van Gogh Our guide for this tour is a lively hamster who also chameleon like sports a Dali mustache on one spread, a Van Gogh ear bandage on the next What would your snowman look like the book asks, and then offers a page with a picture frame for a child to fill in Backmatter thumbnail biographies of the artists complete this highly original tour of the creative imagination that will delight adults as well as children.Fountas Pinnell Level O

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    1. Such a wonderful book! Children will be fascinated by the differing visions of a snowman painted by some of the great masters - fun and informative.

    2. Absolutely delightful, will recommend to the art teacher at my school.Group review on the blog, probably next month.

    3. Totally biased review here given that I painted all the pictures in this book. Amy and I felt like there was a "fun gap" between the existing introductory art books and what we wanted for our children, so we created this book. We created an entertaining way to explore a variety of famous artists' styles as if they had actually painted a snowman. Lively text such as "Jackson Pollock Created his snowmansplish, splash splat!" and "Dot upon dot upon dot, here's a snowman by Georges Seurat" punctuate [...]

    4. Love for the art world permeates this clever introduction to the wonder of artistic expression. An adorable pudgy chipmunk greets readers by asking them how they would make a snowman. He then draws a simple traditional snowman. Stating that not all artists paint the same, the chipmunk then paints a snowman in the styles of seventeen famous artists starting with Picasso, and including such diverse virtuosos as Lichtenstein, O’Keeffe, Monet, Chagall, and Pollock. A blank page invites readers to [...]

    5. Not an unbiased review! The art in this picture book is amazing, showing you how seventeen different artists may have painted snowmen. The text is short enough to hold the attention of even young children, and makes this a great bedtime read. This book is great for teachers, librarians, artists, art lovers, parents, grandparents, children and snowman fans! Want to know more about the artists? Biographies in the back tell you more about them. Also included are tips on creating art from the illust [...]

    6. I was privileged to see an advance copy and loved it! Adorable hamster, faithful and amazing interpretations of the masters' styles, and a fantastic idea to bring to a children's book: introducing kids to multiple art styles and artists through the accessible subject of a snowman. Excellent!

    7. Starting from a simple but accessible premise of a snowman drawn by most of us with three circles, this book then moves into imagining how various famous artists, including Picasso, Gustav Klimt, Jackson Pollock, Jacob Lawrence, and Vincent van Gogh, might have painted them. Since the book contains actual examples of how the Newbolds conjecture the artwork might have looked, readers familiar with the artists will recognize certain elements in the paintings while also seeing how different they al [...]

    8. What a great way to introduce children to various styles of famous artists! A friendly little guinea pig takes the reader on an educational ride that answers the question: What would a snowman look like if painted by. ? The seventeen different artists featured include Picasso, J.M.W. Turner, Lichtenstein, O'Keeffe, Klimt, Monet, Velarde, Pollack, Dali, Klee, Chagall,Seurat, Mondrian, Delaunay, Lawrence, van Gogh and Wood. The wide range of artistic styles painting the same object is enhanced in [...]

    9. Adorable!! I take a little pride in knowing I ordered this because it looked amazing, and THEN found out that my co-worker's sister wrote it. Very happy to be able to read a copy before ours came in. Very clever. A great way to introduce famous artists' works/styles to kids. There was only one artist I didn't know, the rest I got some good laughs with to see the snowmen portrayed there. Especially Dali! So glad to have this in the collection. I think it should be a Beehive nominee.

    10. This book is fantastic. It gives a cute and engaging little lesson in art history and different art styles, and also teaches kids how to think outside the box and be creative. This will show a kid it's okay not to be cookie cutter and to play outside the lines.Met the author illustrators at MPIBA trade show 2017.

    11. Loved it!!! The art in this book is absolutely amazing, but I expected no less from Greg Newbold. What a marvelous way to introduce children to various artists. I read this as a bed time story for nieces and nephews. Even my youngest niece's (3 years old) was drawn to the wonderful colors. I would recommend to all parents, teachers and artists.

    12. I love this! A winter story about art and a snowman, that doubles as an introduction to the various styles of famous artists. I definitely recommend adding this one to your bookcases. A lovely picture book relevant to all ages.

    13. I was fortunate to get to see this before it was released. This book is utterly delightful! Every time I turned a page, I'd think something along the lines of "Oh! It's Van Gogh! And that's Pollock! And"There are also great bios of all the artists being imitated in the back.

    14. This is a delightful introduction to art for young and old. This beautiful hardcover book is full of amazing illustrations and encourages children to be creative. Go ahead and buy this book for your child, grandchild, niece, neighbor, but most importantly. buy one for yourself.

    15. This is an excellent book to compare how people can draw the same thing so differently. It's a great way to teach children about individuality and how it is represented in the world.

    16. A great book for children to learn about artists and appreciate all kinds of creativity. It's so clever and the Illustrations are wonderful!

    17. An entertaining and approachable way to introduce various artists and styles to young children. Great artwork!

    18. An effective and fun introduction for young children to the very different characteristic styles of well-known modern painters, from the impressionists on. I enjoyed it and kids will too.

    19. LOVE this book! If someone asked you to paint a snowman you'd probably start with three circles. If someone asked Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, or Dali to paint a snowman, it might look a little different. Each page shows how a famous artist might paint their interpretation of a snowman. At the end of the book it goes into more detail about each artist. Such a great way to compare the different types of artwork by their artist. Would make for a great read in an art class or even in a self contained [...]

    20. I really do think that as much as my kiddos enjoyed this book, I love it even more! There is just something about the opening of the book that really got to me right from the start we are asked how we would draw a snowman and then answers the question for you - "three white circles stacked upon each other with black dots for eyes, and orange nose, etc" Which is exactly how we would draw a snowman, right? This is how we are taught to see and draw one, and it is the way a snowman is continuously d [...]

    21. Wonderful book. This book allows children to discover different types of art and that not all artists, artwork, or people are the same. I love the multiple meanings and forms of learning found in this book.

    22. There are short ones and tall ones and fat ones and skinny ones. All sorts of items, natural and man-made are added to further distinguish their physical characteristics. Just as there are no two snowflakes alike, there are no two snowwomen, snowmen, snow children or snow creatures alike. Each one is as unique as its maker.When we bring the activity of creating snow figures indoors, materials other than snow capture our attention. Every kind of artistic medium can be used, paper, paint, crayons, [...]

    23. LOVED this one. It's perfect for all ages, honestly. This would be a perfect book for art teachers, librarians, or fans of art to look through. The book asks readers how they would draw a snowman (make three circles, add a face, etc.) and then the following pages recreate snowmen in the art styles of Picasso, Van Gogh, Klimt, etc. (Sorry for not adding all the artists, I'm not familiar with every artist featured!). The book is colorful and kid-friendly. Kids, especially school-aged ones, will be [...]

    24. This is a great book for elementary age children. It explores different artists and their styles by recreating one of their most famous pieces but with snowmen. I highly recommend this book to young artists who want a quick reference to multiple styles of painting in an unusual way.

    25. I'm totally smitten by this charming clever book. A little hamster paints snowmen in the style of famous painters and each one is a wonderful example of the elements of that painter's work. Short excellent biographies are included as back matter. This is just a terrific book for use in classrooms, elementary and middle school art classes or to be enjoyed independently. So many possible activities using this book and Greg Newbold offers his own valuable advice to young artists.Terrific book desig [...]

    26. A remarkably talented hamster demonstrates what a snowman would look like if painted by such modern artists as Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Sonia Delaunay, Paul Klee, Jacob Lawrence, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, Vincent van Gogh, and Grant Wood. A big, bright, fun introduction kids to the different styles of various famous artists.

    27. This book is wonderful! It's cute and engaging, giving a little lesson in art history and different art styles. Art teachers will love it.teaches kids how to think outside the box and be creative.

    28. Wonderful imagining of how various famous authors would depict a snowman, with good explanations in end pages

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