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  • Published: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099495369
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Picasso's Trousers


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A funny, life-affirming picture book about daring to be different from the inimitable Nicholas Allan!

Whenever Picasso does something different, people say, “No! No! No! Picasso!” But Picasso doesn’t listen. Instead, he says . . . “Yes!”. He paints all-blue pictures, all-pink pictures, plus pictures from the front and side all at the same time! He makes art out of bike bits and he can draw pictures in less than 60 seconds! Soon he becomes the greatest painter in the world. But he still wants to be different . . .

  • Pub date: 18 October 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099495369
  • Imprint: Red Fox Picture Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Nicholas Allan

Nicholas Allan studied Fine Art at the Slade and has completed an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. His highly original picture books have won him several awards including the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Queen's Knickers and the Federation of Children's Books Best Picture Book Award for Demon Teddy. He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series. Nicholas Allan is the author/illustrator of over thirty children's books.

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Praise for Picasso's Trousers

“Young readers will love to see Picasso in his studio and will enjoy the quirky surprise at the end of the book. Children will hopefully be inspired by Picasso's creations to produce imaginative work of their own. They will be amazed by his imagination and will love to read along with the catchy repetitive text in the story”

Parents in Touch

“It’s a fascinating insight . . . The book is filled with colourful pictures and even a special fold-out page that keeps kids enthusiastically turning the pages”

Madhouse Family Reviews


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