Pablo the Artist

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Pablo the Artist

By Satoshi Kitamura

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374356873, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2006


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

Bursting with the author’s inimitable illustrations, this is an
uplifting story about teamwork and artistic vision.

Praise For Pablo the Artist

"Kitamura's familiar cartoon style and wry humor pair perfectly in this original take on artist's block." -- Kirkus Reviews "The expressiveness of the characters lends much to the telling. . . Offers a good platform from which to question children about where our ideas and inspirations come from." --School Library Journal "Kitamura imagines a character overcoming creative limitations. . . readers notice what an observant painter might neglect when crafting a natural landscape." --Publishers Weekly "Hilarious visual details and comical touches abound in this clever story that playfully flips reality." -- Booklist