On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two turtle doves…and The Two Doves: A Children’s book inspired by Pablo Picasso, written and illustrated by Geraldine Elschner.
A beloved emblem of world peace – the dove – comes to life in this
moving story that introduces Pablo Picasso and his art to young readers.
“A little white dot in the great sky,” a dove sails over the earth
looking for a place to land. She soars over a series of intriguing
landscapes: rocky plains filled with strange objects; an abandoned
circus; a deserted barn. Finally she meets a friend-a wounded blue dove.
The two birds travel until the blue dove collapses in a garden where
Picasso is painting with a group of children. Together the children and
the artist help the wounded dove. Then the two doves fly away to spread
peace in other parts of the world.
Illustrated with bold, arresting
gouache and watercolor paintings, this simple story packs in powerful
meaning. Samples of Picasso’s other artworks and styles are cleverly
included in the book, allowing readers the chance to learn about one of
the world’s greatest artists-and one of his most enduring symbols.
Title: The Two Doves: A children’s book inspired by Pablo Picasso
Publisher: Prestel, $
Publication Date: 2017
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book