Almost Famous Daisy! by Richard Kidd

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Entering the Famous Painting Contest, young artist Daisy explores the world of classic art for inspiration for what her subjects will be and eventually paints her own family members, in a humorous tribute to five great masters.

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Artist and children's author Richard Kidd was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1952. He received a degree in fine art from Newcastle University in 1974. His abstract landscape paintings have been exhibited in numerous galleries including the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, and Zurich, the Liverpool Museum, and the Rowan and Serpentine galleries in London. He also wrote numerous children's books including Almost Famous Daisy, Monsieur Thermidor: A Fantastic Fishy Tale, The Giant Goldfish Robbery, and The Tiger Bone Thief. He drowned at Bataan's Dunsulan Falls on July 19, 2008 at the age of 56.
Published June 1, 2000 by Frances Lincoln Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Daisy and her dog, Duggie, travel around the world in search of inspiration for her paintings, one of which she plans on entering in a contest--``Paint Your Favorite Things.'' Readers are on the scene with her but also follow her progress through a trail of postcards she sends to her parents.

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Splashy visuals that play off of famous paintings give this book a strong surface appeal, but undeveloped themes and a host of tangents muddy the text. An art competition to paint your favorite thin

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An art competition to paint ""your favorite things"" sends Daisy and her dog Duggie off in search of inspiration, and they speed, seemingly arbitrarily, through St. Remy, Rouen, Vitebsk, Tahiti and New York, soaking up atmosphere and rubbing shoulders with Van Gogh, Monet, Chagall, Gauguin and Po...

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