Wendy Wax, Illustrated by Nancy Lane - All books by this author
Jean, this story’s handsome, long-haired little boy, happens to have a very famous father—the artist Pierre Auguste Renoir. But the boy also has a problem. Despite Jean’s many protests, his father thinks Jean’s hair is too beautiful to be cut short. This renowned artist loves to use his son as a model in many of his paintings, and he insists that Jean is still young enough to keep his hair long. Meanwhile, the other kids often tease Jean, which makes him quite angry—and well-meaning adults sometimes mistake Jean for a pretty girl, which annoys and embarrasses him. How can he convince his dad that he’s old enough to have short hair? This gently amusing story for children is beautifully illustrated in a manner that resembles the painting style of Jean’s illustrious father, and it includes several illustrations of Renoir’s paintings. Of course, the senior Renoir finally relents, and young Jean Renoir does get his hair cut. Still later, as an adult, Jean becomes famous in his own right as a widely acclaimed film director. (Ages 4-8)
About The Author:
Wendy Wax, a children’s book editor for several years, now writes and illustrates her own books. Wendy is married to a commercial photographer and is mother of their young son, Jonah. She lives and works in New York City and Remsenburg, NY.
About The Illustrator:
Nancy Lane has worked for 20 years at the job she knew she wanted since childhood: illustrating books and other materials for children. Her art training, at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, included a semester studying in Rome and seeing the great art collections of Europe. She enjoys doing paintings that reveal emotions in the faces of her people – and even in animals. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York with her husband and children.
Hardcover w/jacket / 32 Pages / 7 7/16 x 10 5/8 / 2007