"Even though he never had any art lessons, Henri believed with all his heart that if he worked hard enough, he would someday become a great artist."
This biography introduces Henri Rousseau in a manner that is fun and interesting to young children. The author’s premise is that if children can think of artists as real people, then the world of art will open up to them.
Through his own illustrations and a clever story line, along with reproductions of the artists’ works, the author conveys a wealth of information about Rousseau, his time, and his art. Great for reading aloud and discussion. Paperback, 32 pages. Ages 4 and up.