Synopses & Reviews
Tony was a boy with a special friendand#8212;a world-famous artist by the name of Pablo Picasso. Tony and his parents entertained Picasso at their home inand#160;England, and they went to visit Picasso and his family inand#160;France, too.and#160;Tony, when a child, really did bite Picasso. And Picasso bit him back!
Filled with information about Picasso and his art, this book offers readers a rare glimpse into Picassoand#8217;s personal life and features more than sixty-five illustrations, including artworks by Picasso, photographs by Lee Miller, and specially commissioned drawings by contemporary children.
Grown-up Tony, the son of photographer Lee Miller and painter-writer Sir Roland Penrose,and#160;shares his childhood memories of his remarkable playmate in this one-of-a-kind story.and#160;
Praise for The Boy Who Bit Picasso
.and#8220;A sparkling illustrated memoir. It is a wonderfully engaging glimpse of the creative life, as viewed from child-heightand#8221;. and#8211;Wall Street Journal
and#8220;It's a fascinating and highly personal vision of the artist.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weeklyand#160;
and#8220;This intimate, childand#8217;s-eye view serves up a winning glimpse of the artistand#8217;s personality and unparalleled creative breadth.and#8221; and#8211;Kirkus Reviews
and#160;and#8220;In this delightful volume, the author recounts growing up with Pablo Picasso as a family friend. Appropriate for the topic, the book is a work of art in itself, featuring brightly colored pages and stunning black-and-white photos.and#8221; and#8211;School Library Journal
Simon Packard didn't always want to do his artist report on Pablo Picasso, but after his twin brother Stephen does a report on Monet-Simon's favorite artist-Simon chooses Picasso by default! Throughout, there are reproductions of Pablo Picasso's masterpieces as well as Simon's own drawings, and wonderful nuggets of info that will appeal to kids.
Simon didn't want to do his artist report on Pablo Picasso, but when his brother reports on Simon's favorite artist Monet, Simon chooses Picasso by default. Reproductions of Picasso's works and Simon's own drawings are woven with information about the artist. Full color.
About the Author
Antony Penrose grew up surrounded by important artists and writers of the twentieth century. Today he runs Farley Farm House, his parents' former home in southern England, which houses works by surrealist and modern artists and is open to the public. He is the author of an adult bookand#160;about his mother, Lee Miller. He lives in East Sussex, England.