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From Jonah Winter and Kevin Hawkes (both beloved bestsellers and award winners), the story of how Pablo Picasso painted the way he wanted to paint, and left the world speechless! 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! But Picasso didn't listen to all those people, and kept on working the way he wanted to work, until he created something so different. . . that people didn't know what to say! Pablo Picasso puede ser uno de los pintores más famosos del siglo XX, pero eso no quiere decir que él siempre pintó las cosas que los demás querían que pintara. De hecho, algunas personas detestaban sus pinturas. Pero a Picasso no le importaba la opinión de esas personas y se mantuvo pintando lo que él quería hasta llegar a pintar algo tan diferente que la gente no supo qué decir.
"I Was a Rat!" So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of "Rodent Delusion"? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a budding thief? That's what Billy thinks. Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. And it may take a royal intervention--and a bit of magic--to convince the rest of the world. Set against the backdrop of a Royal Wedding--and a playful parody of the press, I Was a Rat! is a magical weaving of humor, fairy tale, and adventure.
When Widow Tulip Jones of Bore, England, inherits a ranch in By-Golly Gully, Texas, and moves in with two trunks of tea, twelve pet tortoises, and three servants, hilarity ensues. The peaceful life suits the wealthy widow fine until word gets out and every unmarried man in Texas lines up to marry her. Widow Tulip and her small staff of three can't possibly run the farm and manage all the suitors, so she devises a plan--and it just might work. This story filled with giant tortoises, 1,000 brides, bad guys, a smart widow, and even a little romance is sure to get kids laughing.
Here are eight gloriously imaginative stories for eight satisfying sessions of bedtime reading. There's a flying apple pie, a cat that's bigger than an elephant, a house that lays an egg, storybook animals that leap out of their books at night, and a wealth of other wonderful characters and ideas, all with the colorful, dreamlike quality of the very best fairy tales. Joan Aiken's delicious prose is a joy to read aloud to very young listeners yet simple enough for the independent reader to savor on his or her own. Kevin Hawkes's illustrations-nearly 60 of them-capture with great flair and fun the magical adventures and the triumph of the good over the bad.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Ooh la la! From New York Times bestseller Kevin Hawkes, illustrator of Library Lion and Weslandia, comes the charming story of a dog and her owner who become the toast of Paris. Lulu and her master, Remy, a passionate but struggling portrait painter, wander the French countryside looking for customers. They don't need much business --just enough for some figs and cheese to keep their bellies full--but not many people seem to appreciate Remy's abstract style. Before long, Lulu secretly lends a paw to Remy's work and--voilà!--the pair are the most celebrated artists on the salon circuit. If only Remy knew why . . . With art from both beloved children's book illustrator Kevin Hawkes and award-winning miniatures artist Hannah Harrison, this funny and heartwarming story about friendship and creativity shows that there are many ways to be good at the same thing . . . and that a true friend is always there for you.
After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.
The world's largest toddler is back in a wickedly funny and outrageous sequel to The Wicked Big Toddlah. Toddie and his parents are just your average Maine family taking a trip to New York City. Sure, things are a little different for wicked big Toddie--he can pick up a fire truck and paddle over to the Statue of Liberty. But when Toddie accidentally gets separated from his parents and ends up lost, he acts just like any other baby would act--he's scared and he wants his Ma! Will Toddie be reunited with his parents?Kevin Hawkes once again proves his versatility as both a talented artist and a gifted storyteller in this hilarious sequel that is equally easily enjoyed on its own.
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