If Picasso Painted a Snowman
If someone asked you to paint a snowman, you would probably start with three white circles stacked one upon another. Then you would add black dots for eyes, an orange triangle for a nose, and a black dotted smile. But if Picasso painted a snowman . From that simple premise flows this delightful, whimsical, educational picture book that shows how the artists imagination can summon magic from a prosaic subject. Greg Newbolds chameleon-like artistry shows us Roy Lichtensteins snow hero saving the day, Georgia OKeefes snowman blooming in the desert, Claude Monets snowmen among haystacks, Grant Woods American Gothic snowman, Jackson Pollocks snowman in ten thousand splats, Salvador Dalis snowmen dripping like melty cheese, and snowmen as they might have been rendered by J. M. W. Turner, Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall, Georges Seurat, Pablita Velarde, Piet Mondrian, Sonia Delaunay, Jacob Lawrence, and Vincent van Gogh. What would your snowman look like? the book asks, and then offers a page with a picture frame for a child to fill in. Backmatter thumbnail biographies of the artists complete this highly original tour of the creative imagination that will delight adults as well as children.