I am an Artist

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Ever had some art on your wall that you didn’t commission? Then this is the book for you (or rather, your little artist).

Meet the little boy who can’t stop creating art. “I am an artist and I can’t stop creating. EVERYTHING inspires me…”

And indeed it does. This little boys sees the artistic possibility in everything from his socks to the contents of the fridge and his cat. His world is alive with colours, shapes and textures. There’s just one problem. The little boy’s mum doesn’t always see the genius in his work.

“Where I see The Loneliness of the Carrot, my mum sees The Unfinished Dinner.”

So the little boy creates a piece of art that he is sure will make his mum smile. I won’t give away the superb ending but know that it is spectacular and on a grand scale (let’s hope real-life little artists don’t get similar ideas!).

I Am an Artist by Marta Altes is genius – the story is very clever, slyly funny and the illustrations are bursting with colour, humour and talking points. In particular, art lovers will appreciate the subtle nods to famous artists and styles peppered throughout the illustrations.

I Am an Artist is suitable for children aged three years and over and is available from Book Depository. Book Depository deliver free to Australia.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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