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Colette is a small mouse following her heart’s desire to paint. Why wouldn’t she be? She lives behind the walls of a grand Paris museum. She is surrounded by the work of great artists all day. Nothing can stop her from realizing her passion – not even Rufus, the silly museum guard cat – and Colette’s favorite model.

As Rufus catnaps Colette practices her favorite works of art painting him. When he discovers he is the subject of Colette’s paintings, he becomes her biggest ally. By sticking to what she loves, and learning from the greats, Colette is growing into the artist she dreams of being. And she just may create more than one furry painter in the museum.

This inspiring and fun book features vibrant illustrations and extra facts at the back, including information and full color photos of famous artworks in the story.

Artists featured:

  • Gustav Klimt
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Andy Warhol
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Johannes Vermeer
  • Henri Matisse

Author Information

Jeffrey Turner has been interested in art his entire life, beginning the moment he received his first big box of crayons. He loved coloring outside the lines from that moment on. Jeff graduate the Art Center College of Design and worked in advertising, in New York City for 30 years as an Art Director and Creative Director. After his advertising career, Jeff published two picture books (WHO AM I? and WHO BROKE  THE VASE?), as well as four children’s board books. Jeff was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Visit Jeff’s website at

Additional information

Weight1.2 lbs
Dimensions10 × 10 × .3 in


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