Friday, 2 March 2012

Picasso's Trousers by Nicholas Allan (Children's, Non-Fiction)

 (I feel he looks like a convict in those clothes!)

September 2011, Hutchinson
34 pages, Hardback
Review copy

Themes: art, Picasso, going against common opinion, painting, drawing, using different material for art, one page of clotheless model
Whenever Picasso does something different, people say, 'No! No! No! Picasso!' But Picasso doesn't listen. Instead, he says . . . 'Yes!'. He paints all-blue pictures, all-pink pictures, plus pictures from the front and side all at the same time! He makes art out of bike bits and he can draw pictures in less than 60 seconds!

Soon he becomes the greatest painter in the world. But he still wants to be different . . .

Nayuleska's thoughts
I had no idea that Picasso didn't just paint - he created art from bike parts! I loved the occasional flaps in the book, as well as a paint brush style font. I wasn't so fond of the minorly adult content, and although informative the biography at the back was in a text size that was a bit hard to read, do this gets 6/10. 

Find out more about Nicholas on his website.

Suggested reading
You can learn all about the life of a medieval monk in Brother William's Year by Jan Pancheri 

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