Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Picture Book Review: Bridget's Beret
Written and illustrated by: Tom Lichtenheld
Published by: Henry Holt and Company, 2010
* My almost 7 year old daughter is very creative and likes to create all kinds of art. So I've been on a little bit of an art book streak to help feed her interest and help her get to know some famous artists. In this book, Bridget loves to draw so much, she prefers drawing to ice cream! But before she can begin any masterpiece she has to put on her big, black, beret....because all great artists needed to wear one to make art, right? But one day while she was sitting outside drawing (her favorite place to draw), the wind blew her beret away. She tried to find the beret, including filling out a "missing beret" report with the police and trying to find a replacement hat. But without her beloved beret Bridget discovers she has artist block. Eventually, Bridget's little sister helps her get over her artistic block and there's a happy ending.
The book has portraits of some famous artists and some of Bridget's artwork is inspired by famous paintings (Andy Warhol's soup can, Van Gogh's "Starry Night"). At the end of the book Lichtenheld includes some inspirational tips on "How to Start Your Art."
This was a book that the whole family enjoyed together. I can see this book finding a permanent spot on our bookshelves since I know my daughter would go back to the "How to Start Your Art" section and create projects based on the ideas given!
This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up!