The narrator of this picture book is a young boy. He tells us he is an artist. Unfortunately his mother doesn’t always understand, where he sees a lonely carrot she sees an unfinished dinner, for example. I may have gotten that line a little wrong, but you get the idea.
Of course if you had to live with a little boy who thought the walls were an appropriate place to display his talent you might not be quite so understanding of the artistic temperament either :)
It is just a great book. I loved the art, and I loved the idea behind it. And the final artwork and what it reveals! awesome.