Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Picture this!

"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...."


This is my new favorite picture book! (And not just because it's written by my sister and illustrated by my brother-in-law.) I love it because it's all about art and some of my favorite artists and the snowmen they might have drawn from Monet to Seurat, Dali and Klimt, Grant Wood, Van Gogh and O'Keefe. It's clever and whimsical and fun. And the illustrations are amazing! Plus, I was there at the Picasso Museum in Paris with my sister, Amy, when she first came up with the idea. You can check out some of the paintings for it at Greg's blog. Or, even better,  just buy a copy for yourself!


Lichtenstein's Snowman by Greg Newbold

Happy Reading!


18 comments:

  1. OMG--I LOVE the cover! What a fun book for adults (oh, and children)!

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    1. :D Ha! This is a great picture book for kids of all ages...but adults who love art just might appreciate it best.

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    1. It's such a cute read! And the art is amazing.

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  3. Love that cover! Sounds like a fun read! :)

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    1. It is! Definitely check it out if you get the chance. :)

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  4. Thank you so much for supporting the book, for planning an amazing trip to Paris, and for being a wonderful sister!!

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    1. :D It's an awesome book! I'm just glad I get to be a part of it in a small way.

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  5. Lark, that book sounds like so much fun! I love the cover and the idea of it :) Can't wait to check it out - thanks!!

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    1. :) You're welcome!
      P.S. Target.com has it for the lowest price.

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  6. Love Captain Frost! I like evil or grumpy snowmen...

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    1. Isn't he great? He's one of my favorite snowmen in the book. :)

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  7. I love this book--it's going on my Xmas list for a few people who love art...and winter. I think my favorite is the Georgia O'Keefe one on your brother's blog.

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    1. Isn't that a great pic? I have a hard time choosing just one favorite, because I love so many. :)

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  8. How fun that your sister and BIL wrote a book! Looks cute, too.

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    1. I know I'm a little biased, but I think it's one of the best picture books out there. :)

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for commenting. :)

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