Mousterpiece by Jane Breskin Zalben

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Circles and squares! Squiggles and wiggles and stripes! When Jansen the mouse discovers the art of such greats as Picasso, Matisse, and Warhol, the bright, bold colors and shapes capture her imagination and spark her creativity. Join Jansen on a colorful tour of contemporary art in this new work from an acclaimed author and illustrator. Mousterpiece is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

About Jane Breskin Zalben

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Jane Breskin Zalben has created more than forty books for children, and her art has been shown at galleries and museums across the country. When she isn't painting, she loves to cook and garden. Ms. Zalben lives on Long Island with her husband Steven.
Published August 21, 2012 by Roaring Brook Press. 36 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Janson’s gray body and striped skirt are warm hues of low saturation, sending focus to the colors within her artwork: Campbell’s red soup can with mouse face, à la Warhol;

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Two new picture books continue a kind of crusade to teach kids the value of artistic self-expression.

Aug 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Mousterpiece

Publishers Weekly

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Janson, a mouse who looks a little like Arthur’s sister D.W., lives in a museum and paints a string of homages to modern artists before creating, on the last page, a dreamy “mousterpiece” that signals her attainment of true artist status: “[S]he did it her own way.

May 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Mousterpiece

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