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What a Masterpiece!
Riccardo Guasco
Ages 5 to 9
HARDCOVER; Published: 3/31/2020
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5539-8
Price: $ 17.99
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 10 x 10
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In this wordless picture book, the Western world’s greatest art is closer than you expect. A boy’s daily routines bring him face-to-face with Escher’s winding stairs, Banksy’s balloon girl, Picasso’s dancing fauns, and many more familiar sights. Maybe the boy’s bedroom looks a little like Van Gogh’s. Maybe that apple looks a bit like Magritte’s. And maybe another masterpiece is on its way… 

A celebration of creativity across the centuries, What a Masterpiece! will inspire young artists to find wonder in their everyday lives. An art index after the story helps readers identify the cultural treasures behind the illustrations.

Kirkus Reviews
“Artistically inclined adults and older children will enjoy the challenge of finding all the embedded references.”
Publishers Weekly
“Because the narrative of this composite introduction to Western art is so simple—the boy walks from left to right—small children can leaf through the pages with enjoyment even if they can’t identify the references.”
“An exaltation of artistic expression.”