Monday, March 24, 2014
Magritte's Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson
This is a fun adventure with the French artist Rene Magritte, pictured as a dog by D.B. Johnson. Rene finds a magic hat which floats above his head and enables him to paint surreal paintings. The hat floats out the window and Rene's search for the magic hat begins. In several places D.B. Johnson uses clear plastic overlays to add to the surreal effect. Though not a true biography, this book introduces surrealism and Magritte's style to kids through the artwork. There's also a short biography in the back of the book if more information is needed.