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What a Masterpiece!

Riccardo Guasco


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In this wordless picture book, the Western world's greatest art is closer than you expect. A boy's daily routines bring him face-to-face with Escher's winding stairs, Banksy's balloon girl, Picasso's dancing fauns, and many more familiar sights. Maybe the boy's bedroom looks a little like Van Gogh's. Maybe that apple looks a bit like Magritte's. And maybe another masterpiece is on its way...

A celebration of creativity across the centuries, What a Masterpiece will inspire young artists to find wonder in their everyday lives. An art index after the story helps readers identify the cultural treasures behind the illustrations.

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 9780802855398, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2020

About the Author

Riccardo Guasco is the illustrator of A is for Donkeys, which was self-published with Jonathan Hope. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and Los Angeles Magazine, and his favorite artists include Pablo Picasso and Lyonel Feininger. Riccardo is the co-founder of the Inchiostro Festival, a gathering of illustrators, calligraphers, and art printers. He lives in Alessandria, Italy. Visit Riccardo's blog at or follow him on Instagram @guascoriccardo.