Magritte's Marvelous Hat

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
26 Reviews

"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." óRene Magritte

D.B. Johnson writes and illustrates the surreal story of famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects some of Magritte's own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magritte's work.

This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page.

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Review: Magritte's Marvelous Hat

User Review  - Sara-elizabeth Cottrell - Goodreads

Whimsy in words and pictures- at the end, my 2-year-old exclaims, "Again! Again!" She goes on about the hat floating away, settling on his head, "THERE'S HIS HAT!!" And then takes it to bed with her. So, five stars from the toddler in this house. Read full review

Review: Magritte's Marvelous Hat

User Review  - Goodreads

I admit to being a tad biased since Magritte is my favorite painter, but this is a magnificent introduction to the artist and the author nailed Magritte's style and unique POV with his illustrations. Very creative and engaging boook that will mesmerize kids. Read full review

About the author (2012)

D. B. Johnson has been a freelance illustrator for more than twenty years and has done editorial cartoons, comic strips, and conceptual illustrations for magazines and newspapers around the country. Mr. Johnson's first picture book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, was a New York Times bestseller and a Publishers Weekly bestseller, as well as an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists." Henry Hikes to Fitchburg also won numerous awards, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Picture Books and the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Linda, live in New Hampshire. Visit his website at!

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