Paris in the Spring with Picasso

 

Paris in the Spring with Picasso

 

 

Written by Joan Yolleck

Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

 

Random House Books, 2010, 40 pp, $17.99

ISBN: 9780375837562      (ages: 4-8)

Rating: HR           Genre: Informational

 

 

Paris in the Spring with Picasso is an imaginative and colorful look into Paris that will capture young children’s attention and allow their imagination to soar back in time.  The rich color on every page will draw children in with awe and wonder as they look into what could have been the lives of Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Max Jacob, Guillaume Apollinaire, and Alice B. Toklas.  The story begins walking down the cobbled street of rue de Fleurus that leads up to the home of Gertrude Stein. From there we follow, Guillaume, Pablo, Alice, and Max. Children will get a sneak peak of Paris and what could have been the lives of these fascinating people.  The book unfolds into an interesting and captivating tale of friendship, art, and most of all Paris; that will be sure to engage any young reader. (Trade Book)

 

Reviewer:           Stephanie Dunivan

                          Pre-Service Teacher

                          Early Childhood Education

 

Suggested Themes: Art