by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 18 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 3 Feb 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Pablo Picasso, one of the world's greatest artists in the 20th century.
Little Pablo grew up in an artistic household and after drawing his first painting at nine years old. His dad was an art teacher and helped grow his son's talent, teaching him to use oil paints.
He moved first to Barcelona and then to France, where he achieved significant success, and went on to becoming one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His artistic style inspired many movements in art, music and literature, which we still see today. This powerful book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the Pablo Picasso’s life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
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This is a really lovely picture book for children. The pictures are so colourful and detailed, and the text is simple but includes all the relevant information about Pablo Picasso. It is a great book for introducing children to the life and work of this artist.
Pablo Picasso is a wonderful addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series. Not only does it give younger readers an insight into some of the world's most influential people, but they also inspire adults too.
The illustrations in the book are bright and vibrant and the text fits well with Picasso's life story.
I love these books and I have now become an avid collector. They are perfect for use in the classroom across all key stages
I really enjoy the books in this series and I love the mix of people that are featured.
This book features the world famous artist Pablo Picasso and gives a brief overview of his life.
The illustrations in the book are great and they really suit this one being a little abstract in themselves which really suits Picasso and his style.
It is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
Thankyou so much to Netgalley and Frances Lincolns Children's Books for letting me read this ARC.
Pablo Picasso is a wonderful addition to the Little People, Big Dreams series. It gives children an insight to one of the world's most influential artists. But I also feel these are a great simple introduction for adults as well. The illustrations in these books are always stunning and fit the person's personality perfectly and this one is no exception. The bright, vibrant, cubism style illustrations fit so well and relate to well to Picasso's own artwork.
I really enjoy reading these myself, I find them facianating, interesting and love learning new things about people who have influences today's art, media and society.
They are perfect for all ages and would make excellent gifts.
Yet another beautiful edition of the little artists books. I love this collection and find them aimed just right at capturing children’s attention and imagination while also passing on important information.
This is an ideal first introduction to Picasso and his work.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for letting me read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my feedback.
Another impressive addition to the ‘Little People, Big Dreams’ series, this beautifully illustrated book for children summarises the life of Pablo Picasso from being a talented artist as a young child to his experimentation with art and his creation of the cubist style of painting.as an adult. I like all the books in this lovely series, but I particularly like the illustrations in this one. Thank you to the author, Net Galley and Quarto Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Another classic biography by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. This book included key facts about Picasso’s life as expected from the Little People Big Dreams range. However the best parts of the book were the illustrations and vibrant colours which were in keeping with Picasso’s art. Highly recommended.
Having studied Picasso's work at university, I think this is a great intro to the artist for children. It of course simplifies his journey, his many phases and styles, and the influence he had on the art world - but that's to be expected considering the audience! It would be great to see some actual examples of Picasso's creations in the book, but I understand the copyright permissions might be more trouble than they're worth
My thanks to Quarto Group - Francis Lincoln Children’s Books for a temporary digital edition via NetGalley of ‘Pablo Picasso’, written by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Teresa Bellón in exchange for an honest review.
This is No 74 in the publishers highly acclaimed ‘Little People, BIG DREAMS’ series of mini-biographies for young readers, aged 4-7.
Distilling Picasso’s long, productive life into this accessible little picture book was certainly an achievement by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. I love her work and applaud her continuing vision to introduce young readers to the lives of people who have excelled across various disciplines, including artists, musicians, writers, political figures and more.
Teresa Bellón’s illustrations were extremely detailed and bursting with colour and energy. Picasso is among my favourite artists and this proved a visual treat.
Each of the Little People, BIG DREAMS books are age appropriate in terms of their biographical details, stressing the subject’s early years. Here, Picasso’s playful, child-like style is highlighted as well as a reminder that ‘all children are artists’…
The book is rounded out with a timeline accompanied by photographs and a suggestion for further reading at an older level.
I love these books and have no hesitation in recommending them to parents, educators, and librarians. They are an excellent way to inspire children as well as to introduce them to nonfiction.
Another great book in the series..... And again teaching me lots of facts that I never knew about this Artist.
Honestly can't fault these books at all - I think they are great for children and for adults.
And again! Adorable, absolutely, I loved it even more than the Nelson Mandela one. The art style is perfect and I loved the colors and again the simple story telling, perfect for children.
I knew very little about Picasso before reading this and I enjoyed learning about the painter who created cubism.
These biographies are age appropriate; inspiring and interesting, but not overwhelming. They have bright, beautiful illustrations, striking covers, and look great on a shelf together. I love the diversity of the people featured in this series. Artists, athletes, authors, activists, actors, explorers, entertainers, musicians and scientists.
Thank you NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
When I saw that a book on Pablo Picasso will be added to the Little People Big Dreams series, I jumped at the chance to get an early look at this title.
We loved the vibrant illustrations throughout the book, and how the spread on Picasso's blue period stood out in contrast. The book emphasises how Picasso liked to experiment with different styles, materials and techniques and it's an invitation for children to engage with art and explore their own creativity. The book also reminded us that 'little Pablo never stopped trying to paint like a child. Because all children are artists'.
It's the perfect invitation for little ones to get creative, and another stunning addition to this hugely popular series. Thanks to NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for giving me access to an eARC in exchange for a review.
An outstanding book which brings to life the works and life of Picasso in a colourful and accessible way for children.
The images are eyecatching and child friendly with short sharp pieces of information which are informative without being overwhelming. Will definitely introduce this to compliment the year 6 Pablo Picasso artist study.
I really enjoyed this little children's book, which is all about Pablo Picasso the artist, and what his life was like growing up. I really loved the artwork in the book, which is so full of colour, and little details and patterns. Pablo was inspirational in his lifetime, and his artwork and its energy, lives on, to inspire many more artists along the way.
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.