Do you like to paint? Izzy does, or they learn to, in Izzy Paints. This simple, sweet, but clever and full of goodies picture book by Tim Miller shows how a little koala is inspired to paint after a trip to the museum.
If you do not like messy images from enthusiastic painting times, then this book is not for you as Izzy makes a mess as they paint. The paint splatters and splashes all over things, Izzy, and the floor (and yet, somehow makes the canvas, too). And that messy paint is a color city! The whole book is filled with color and the right details needed are there as you need it. And some of those details are little Easter Eggs if you know your art.
The part I liked is how we learn colors in ways we normally would not (it is not just “yellow” but has style!) and techniques of art (dots, lines, etc.) in a fun way. There is just a small piece of meat to the story, just no potatoes. Or I guess I would say it is a nice reading snack. Maybe it will not become a classic, but it will be one that you and your child will enjoy reading together. It will also work well in the classroom. If you are looking for a solo read for your child, the older needing help reader could do it, and a solid, beginning reader could do as well. (Available for your reading pleasure, I found a reader copy online.)