Not a creature was stirring, except a French artist mouse!
Follow Henri, the French artist mouse living in a French country house, as he tries to paint the perfect Christmas gift for a very special friend. When Henri begins to doubt his own ability, a certain Christmas visitor, jolly and round with black boots and a red suit, steps in to reassure Henri about what's truly important. With a bit of guidance--and just in time for Christmas morning--Henri discovers the greatest gift he could give: friendship! A story of lost confidence and renewed determination, this picture book introduces young artists to real art terms, materials, and techniques, as well as to art's modern masters, cast in the roles of Henri's colleagues and friends.
About the Author
Joan C. Waites has illustrated over thirty-five books for the educational and trade marketplace, including two previous books for Pelican: Moon’s Cloud Blanket and The Waving Girl. Waites lives and works in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Gerard, and their three children.