When Pigasso Met Mootisse

Summary:

Pigasso had become so popular in the Pig Provinces, he decided to move to the country. At the same time, fame was udderly unbearable for Mootisse; and he, too, decided to move. At first, the two artists enjoyed living across the street from each other; but then their art egos got the better of them and they built a fence to separate themselves. Is that what they really wanted?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story offers young children a glimpse of art history they are sure to remember; and the wordplay is perfect for older, independent readers (and parents, too).

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Our child selected this book from the school library. The colors caught her attention, but the art has fascinated her. We've been asked to read this book several times, each time with a few more questions about art and friendship.

Parent Reaction

This is a refreshing, creative, wonderful book. The author has done a fabulous job introducing Matisse and Picasso, both as personalities (bull-headed and pig-headed, respectively), and their artistic styles.

Type of Book:
This picture book offers a colorful, humorous look at an incident in the lives of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.
Educational Themes:

The illustrations serve as a great introduction to the painting styles of Matisse and Picasso; and the short histories in the back add the historical context of the real artists. This is a great primer for going to the art museum, or just picking up a book on 20th century modern art.

Reading Level:
4.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 10
Age of child:
Started reading with child nearly 6 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. This is a fun book that is sure to be read bunches of time. If you are an art history lover (or know one), this is one to consider buying.

Title When Pigasso Met Mootisse
About
Author Nina Laden
Publisher Chronicle Books © 1998
Illustrators Nina Laden
ISBN 0811811212
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.95
Genres Animal Character, Humor, Art | Art History
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