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, 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 masters, cast as Henri’s colleagues and friends.
About the Author and Illustrator
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.
AN ARTIST'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Written and Illustrated by Joan C. Waites
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
32 PP 31 color illus. Glossary
8.5 x 11 Hardcover
Ages 3-8 Grades Pre-K-3