Bridget is an artist. While other kids want ice cream, Bridget is happy to sit on her picnic table and draw. But when her most prized possession—a beret similar to what famous artists have worn—sails away in the wind, she believes she has lost her artistic inspiration. Frantic, Bridget files a Missing Beret Report with the police, posts “Missing Beret” signs around the neighborhood, and even tries on a handful of other types of hats with the hope that they will cure her artist’s block . . . with no luck. Dismayed but persistent, Bridget’s fortune changes when her little sister Jessie asks her to make a sign for a lemonade stand, and Bridget realizes she can draw with or without her beret. Tom Lichtenheld’s humorous language, coupled with bold, colorful illustrations and clever asides, make this a hilarious book about following a passion. An author’s note on “How to Start Your Art” looks at various art styles by famous “beret-wearing” artists. ©2010 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
Wisconsin author, Wisconsin illustrator
Tom Lichtenheld was born in Illinois. He graduated from UW-Madison (1979). He currently lives in the Chicago area.
Publish Year: 2010
CCBC Location: Picture Book, Lichtenheld