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Pablo the Artist

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews

Pablo the elephant has a problem. His art club is holding an
exhibition, and all he has is an empty canvas. Plagued by artist's
block, Pablo sets out for the country, in hopes of finding fresh
ideas. But when he finishes his landscape, Pablo still isn't
satisfied. It may just take the ingenuity of some friendly
woodland strangers to help Pablo realize his full artistic
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published October 25th 2005)
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Sep 15, 2013 Felicia rated it it was amazing
Pablo the Artist is the story of an elephant who experiences a painter's block, and with advice from his friends, goes out to the country for some inspiration to paint a landscape.

The dust jacket and front cover of the this book match. Both have a glossy finish picturing an elephant made to look slightly older, wearing glasses, suspenders, and a brown hat. There also seems to be animals watching him very closely, but it's unclear why. When you open the book and look at it cover to cover, you not
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Jul 03, 2015 juan carlos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Recurre a bellas ilustraciones que hacen que tu imaginación vuele y te trae un bello mensaje de que los sueños se pueden plasmar en realidad.
Jul 13, 2015 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, art, 2014
This is a fun story about an anthropomorphic elephant artist who needed some inspiration and went out into the country to paint a landscape.

The narrative is entertaining and the ending is a bit of a surprise. The illustrations are colorful and cartoonish, and Satoshi Kitamura's style is certainly recognizable. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Feb 01, 2010 Kristin rated it it was ok
It was a cute story, but nothing that really "wow"-ed me. Characters are named after famous artists. Pablo has artist's block and has decided to paint a landscape but takes a nap before he does. When he wakes up he paints a great picture that makes him the star of the show. Good illustrations, bright colors and ok storyline.
Dec 04, 2010 jacky rated it liked it
Shelves: tv
This was featured on Between the Lions. This was an interesting story about art and dreams, a topic that I would never think to read a story about. I liked how the animals each added something to the painting, and then when Pablo wakes up we find out that we saw this dream and now he knows what to paint.
Aug 29, 2008 Kylie rated it it was amazing
This is one of my two year old son's favourites. An elephant with artist's block - what a perfect idea for a children's book. It's gorgeous and really quite clever.
Oct 16, 2013 Judy rated it really liked it
Love Satoshi Kitamura's work. Fabulous colour and pen work, humour and charm. Also, it kind of spoke to me right now... 'artist's block'!
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Satoshi Kitamura has won several awards, including the Mother Goose Award, the National Art Library Award from the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a Nestle Children’s Book Prize Silver Medal. He lives in Japan.
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