Abrams Books for Young Readers

The Boy Who Bit Picasso

  • Publish Date: 2011-03-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Antony Penrose

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Tony was a boy with a special frienda world-famous artist by the name of Pablo Picasso. Tony and his parents entertained Picasso at their home inEngland, and they went to visit Picasso and his family inFrance, too.Tony, when a child, really did bite Picasso. And Picasso bit him back!


Filled with information about Picasso and his art, this book offers readers a rare glimpse into Picassos personal life and features more than sixty-five illustrations, including artworks by Picasso, photographs by Lee Miller, and specially commissioned drawings by contemporary children.


Grown-up Tony, the son of photographer Lee Miller and painter-writer Sir Roland Penrose,shares his childhood memories of his remarkable playmate in this one-of-a-kind story.

Praise for The Boy Who Bit Picasso
.A sparkling illustrated memoir. It is a wonderfully engaging glimpse of the creative life, as viewed from child-height. Wall Street Journal

It's a fascinating and highly personal vision of the artist. Publishers Weekly


This intimate, childs-eye view serves up a winning glimpse of the artists personality and unparalleled creative breadth. Kirkus Reviews


In this delightful volume, the author recounts growing up with Pablo Picasso as a family friend. Appropriate for the topic, the book is a work of art in itself, featuring brightly colored pages and stunning black-and-white photos. School Library Journal

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