Artist Ted

Artist Ted Cover

Artist Ted

By Andrea Beaty; Pascal Lemaitre (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416953746, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2012


Ted paints his way into trouble—and a new friendship—in this comic adventure.

One morning, Ted realizes that his room needs a little pizzazz—and for that he needs an artist. Of course, when Ted can’t find an artist, he becomes one! Ted uses his homemade brush and paints to create a portrait of his mom and spruce up the school hallways…until he accidentally hurts the new student’s feelings. Then, once again, it’s Ted to the rescue as the whole school makes their new friend feel welcome.

With crisp, catchy text from a master wordsmith and bright, bold artwork, Artist Ted is a fantastic read-aloud addition to any young artist’s palette. 

About the Author
Andrea Beaty is the author of Doctor Ted"; Firefighter Ted"; Hide and Sheep"; Hush, Baby Ghostling"; When Giants Come to Play"; and Iggy Peck, Architect." She lives in the Chicago area. You can visit her online at

Pascal Lemaitre is the illustrator of several picture books, including Doctor Ted"; Firefighter Ted"; and Hush, Baby Ghostling." He and his family divide their time between Brussels, Belgium, and Brooklyn, New York. You can visit him online at