"Bear makes a grand champion for all young artists, and it wouldn't hurt for certain grown-ups to hear his message, either. (Picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Pinkwater's terse 1972 tale of an ursine painter who stoutly defends his right to create against the sneers of two critics ("fine, proper gentlemen," as the text has it) gets a major visual boost from new illustrations in this reissue.
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