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Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah Winter

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! (edition 2012)

by Jonah Winter, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

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Title:Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!
Authors:Jonah Winter
Other authors:Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Info:Arthur A. Levine Books (2012), Edition: Hardcover, Hardcover, 48 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:biography, art, Picasso

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Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah Winter



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I absolutely enjoyed reading this book because of the illustrations and the meaning behind the story. Pablo Picasso was an artist and some of the fonts and all of the drawings looked as if they were painted like Picasso would do. It adds another meaning to the drawing than just telling the story, it combines his skills and story together into one. I also loved the story behind Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! Everyone is unique and it is important to be able to be comfortable and be yourself even if you are going against society or the norms. The story will encourage students to strive to be the best they can be even if they aren't accepted at first. The big idea is to never give up and to keep trying even if you are rejected at first, you can still be successful.
  amyadams19 | May 3, 2016 |
This is a biography of Pablo Picasso. He faced many struggles as he began painting. No one was interested in buying his art work, but that did not stop him from doing something he loved.

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The biography was very age appropriate. It shows that children can follow their dreams.

Classroom Extensions:
1. Let the students draw something they are passionate about.
2. Have the students tell a fact about someone famous who followed their dreams.
  a.houck | Apr 16, 2016 |
This biography written in simple language, but rich, tells the story of Pablo Picasso and how he became worldwide well recognized Artist during the times he lived in Spain and France. The beautiful and colorful illustrations portrait Pablo's transformations in different styles. The realistic illustrations demonstrate how he went from realism, surrealism, expressionism to cubism and abstract art with real paintings. Fantastic!
  eearly15 | Apr 3, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons. The first reason I liked this book was because of the illustrations. They were beautiful watercolor paintings and they showed the work of Pablo Picasso so it really helped the words and pictures connect. The book is about Pablo Picasso, who I enjoyed reading about as an individual character. He was very determined with his work, he didn't listen to the critics and painted anything he wanted. Another reason I liked this book was because of the writing. Sometimes the words were written in different font, bolded, written sideways, etc. throughout the story which really helped me stay engaged in the story. The main idea this book is to never let anyone tell you what to do, and keep doing what you love. Picasso didn't listen to all of the critics and he is now known as one of the most famous artists. ( )
  oliviaceresi | Mar 28, 2016 |
The book Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! By Jonah Winter is a fantastic biography about the struggles that artist Pablo Picasso went through when first becoming a popular artist. I really enjoyed not only the meaning behind the book, but also the illustrations and words in it. The main idea of this book is to not let other’s opinion on you or your work discourage you from being yourself. All children in their life eventually experience hearing hurtful words from classmates at some point in their life, as children have many opinions and sometimes forget that their words could hurt someone’s feelings. While Pablo Picasso was talked down upon for pursuing different works of art than people wanted him to, he did not let that get to him. People would say that his work did not make sense, and his response was, “the world today doesn’t make sense” (30), which is extremely true because every single day the world is changing, and no two days will ever be the exact same. If you lived everyday the same exact way, life would be boring and tiresome, so why should his artwork always be the same? Pablo kept creating works of art until eventually people were in awe of his creative style of artwork and finally appreciated it. Throughout this book there are certain words that are in bold or capitalized to help put emphasis on the meaning of the words, which makes it really hook the reader’s attention and keep them engaged. The illustrations in this book are simply amazing, as they all look like real paintings. The colors on each page really catch your eye and show the beauty of the paintings. ( )
  kscott26 | Feb 15, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545132916, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:14 -0400)

"Pablo Picasso may have been a world-famous artist, but that doesn't mean no one ever called his artwork "ugly." Any kid who's been told what to draw, or heard mean things about something they made, will relate to this story about how Pablo faced down his critics and made something truly original."--Jacket flap.… (more)

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