Monday, December 10, 2018
A Colorful Tail: Finding Monet at Giverny
A little fox in Claude Monet's garden is trying to find a way to capture and hold onto the beautiful colors of the garden all through the year. His efforts at preserving nature's colors all fail. As the seasons change, children will enjoy spotting a little butterfly flitting among the illustrations. Readers may also catch a glimpse of Monet himself within the pages. Find out how fox solves his problem and makes a new friend in the process!
I was expecting the illustrations to be similar to Monet's impressionistic paintings. Instead, the drawings are a bolder, more kid-friendly style. I think the illustrator has created a work that will draw children into the story and perhaps even inspire them to set up their own easel to copy the scenes from within the book. This book will debut at the end of March--just in time for the arrival of spring in all it's colorful glory!
Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of A Colorful Tail from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.