Author of informative and imaginative books for children
"…children from early childhood to intermediate levels will love and want to
hear over and over again. Sharon Warwick, an art teacher from Denton,
The simple color illustrations bring to life this thoughtful story about father-son bonds, honing one's practice in a
chosen craft, and the (sometimes) helpful efforts of man's best friend. Highly recommended.
"...an original tale....sticks to the historical record....this book can serve as a nice introduction to the great
artist for younger children!"
"The story weaves the tale of Titus, and how badly he wanted to paint just like his father. His antics with his dogs show Titus' strong desire to learn, despite his father telling him he is too young. Overtime, his persistence and
enthusiasm pay off. and his father takes him on as an apprentice."
"Barron's books have published a magnificent picture book series for
children featuring famous authors. Each book tells the story of one particular artist (i.e., Picasso, Rockwell, etc.) in a situation involving
children...For example, in the book Rembrandt and the Boy Who Drew Dogs we are told the story of Rembrandt's son, Titus, who possessed certain artistic traits...These stories are cleverly and adorably told. In short, they make
history come alive."
"The neat thing about Blaisdell’s story is that it teaches the story of
Rembrandt and about life in
Amsterdam in the 1600s while at the same time imparting the lesson of