Louise Loves Art

3 Oct


Louise Loves Art written and illustrated by Kelly Light (2014)

Louise loves art. She loves to draw pictures and hang them all over the house. Louise does not have time for her little brother, Art. He loves art too. He takes one of her masterpieces and cuts it up into a chain of paper dolls. Louise is angry until she sees how good it really is. She hangs it on the ‘Gallery du Fridge’ alongside her own artwork and gives it a blue ribbon. Louise really does love Art after all!

Kelly Light has shown a new light on siblings. The witty play on words is simple enough for the youngest readers to understand. And the relationship between Louise and Art is genuine and adorable.

Art steals Louise’s heart with his paper dolls. Look carefully at the pattern… Louise, Art, Louise, Art, Louise, Art. What a beautiful tribute to siblings! Louise loves Art. Art loves Louise. And I love Kelly Light’s new book!

8 Responses to “Louise Loves Art”

  1. Patricia Tilton October 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM #

    I haven’t read this book yet, but seen it reviewed. Such a smart and creative book for kids.


    • Juliana Lee October 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM #

      Yes, it is Pat. Hope you get a chance to ‘love’ it soon!


  2. Prairie Garden Girl October 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM #

    Juliana: As you know, this book was featured during KidLit Summer School, Nerdy Kids Write. Thank you for sharing this review. Looks like it is a *must have* book for me! ~Suzy


    • Juliana Lee October 4, 2014 at 9:04 AM #

      Yes, you definitely need your own copy! I’ve been following the pre-publication buzz and couldn’t wait to read it!


  3. writersideup October 3, 2014 at 11:10 AM #

    Juliana, I love EVERYthing about this book: the artwork, the characters, the wonderful message and certainly its encouragement for creativity. Kelly is SO talented and just as nice as she is talented 🙂 Great review!


    • Juliana Lee October 4, 2014 at 9:03 AM #

      I agree! I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, but how could she not be nice… after all she created Louise and Art!


      • writersideup October 4, 2014 at 2:18 PM #

        Yep, she’s a sweetheart 🙂 She was at our Princeton Book Festival (you can see a pic here: http ://writersideup. com/2014/09/21/up-a-festival-of-books-in-princeton/ ) and my timing when I was in her area, she wasn’t there. Later on I saw her and asked her when she’d be there. She was going back right then, but I was online waiting to have Battle Bunny signed by Jon Scieska (LOVED that!). Literally, when I got to her table, she’d just sold her last copy! Anyway, I got a wonderful sketch instead 🙂

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