Synopses & Reviews
A squirrel named Micawber loves the paintings he sees through the windows of the nearby art museum. One day he notices an artist copying the old masters, and he decides to do the same -- with surprising results.
In their second collaboration, best-selling author-illustrator team John Lithgow and C. F. Payne introduce children to the world of art through the eyes -- and paint-splattered tail -- of a highly creative squirrel.
"Lithgow's love of language and wordplay shines throughout his work."
-- USA TODAY
"Another high-spirited tale celebrating the arts."
-- Publishers Weekly
Micawber the squirrel loves to peer at the extraordinary paintings in the art museum. When he sees an artist copying some paintings, he stows away in her paint box. While she sleeps, he paints his own masterpieces, which he hangs in his home above the carousel, creating his own museum of art. Full-color illustrations. plus 1 gatefold.
The beloved actor and "New York Times" bestseller introduces a squirrel with vision. Micawber is a squirrel who loves to peer at the paintings in the art museum. At night, he paints his own masterpieces, which he hangs in his home above the carousel, creating his own museum of art. Full color.
About the Author
John Lithgow is the New York Times bestselling author of I Got Two Dogs; Mahalia Mouse Goes to College; Marsupial Sue Presents: The Runaway Pancake; I’m A Manatee; Micawber; Marsupial Sue; The Remarkable Farkle McBride; and Carnival of the Animals. An award-winning actor, he has starred on stage, film, and television. He performs concerts across the country and has recorded the CDs Farkle and Friends, Singin’ in the Bathtub, and The Sunny Side of the Street. Visit John at <>JohnLithgow.com.