Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3
What did you like about the book: Lucy loves to paint with colors until a variety of animals (rabbit, elephant, alligator, chicken, pigs, frog) appear with something to say about her painting that shakes her confidence – until her cat friend provides encouragement. Lucy finds her way back to enjoying painting and feeling satisfaction in her creations.
Colorful illustrations created with acrylic paint on canvas.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? A great read aloud for the art teacher to discuss independence and self-expression.
Who should buy this book? elementary schools and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA
Date of review: January 19, 2020