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Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso!

by Jonah Winter Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

"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.

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Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
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Scholastic Inc.
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Biography and Autobiography

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Jonah Winter Artist, musician, and author Jonah Winter combined his interests to create a children's book called Fair Ball! 14 Great Stars from Baseball's Negro Leagues.
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