Pablo The Artist by Satoshi Kitamura

Pablo The Artist

Written by Satoshi Kitamura

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Satoshi Kitamura’s highly original style is the perfect complement to this story about creativity. Pablo is having trouble thinking of what to paint. He sets off into the countryside for ideas, but it is during his afternoon nap that inspiration finally strikes! His dreams are full of fantastic images of his animal friends, so that when he wakes up he knows just what to paint.


Pablo The Artist by Satoshi Kitamura

Pablo is having trouble with his contribution to his art group's painting exhibition. Nothing seems to be right. His concerned fellow-artists suggest perhaps he would have better joy with a landscape, so he sets off into the country to try to capture a perfect view.


Witty, thoughtful and a glorious visual treat. Guardian

About the Author

Satoshi Kitamura

Satoshi Kitamura was born in 1956 in Tokyo. He says that when he was young he read comics and admits that these have had a great influence on his style. He says he was also influenced by anything visual from a tin of sardines to the fine art of the East and the West. He was not trained as an artist, but at the age of 19 began to do commercial work. From 1976-1979 he worked as a commercial artist in Japan, working as an illustrator for adverts and magazines. He moved to London in 1979 and worked mainly at designing greeting cards. He started illustrating for Andersen Press in 1981 after he had an exhibition of his work at the Neal Street Gallery in Covent Garden.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd November 2006




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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