This is an extraordinarily charming book. The illustrations are delightful and evocative. The text is rhyming. Young readers or listeners will learn about Steinlen, the artist who made the iconic Le Chat Noir posters. He studied textiles but realized that fine art was his calling. Steinlen encountered many other famous artists during this exciting time in French art.
At the end of the book, there is additional biographical information on the artist. There is also a section on objects that young readers can go back and search for in the text.
I enjoyed this lovely trip to France. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
This illustration shows the young girl who is learning about the artist from an antiques dealer.