This wonderful story, with realistic and captivating illustrations, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of fine art. The adventure begins when Belle, a butterfly who had been quietly hovering over a beautiful white poppy in a seventeenth-century Dutch still life at the National Gallery of Art, suddenly finds herself flying out of the painting. Accidentally dislodged when museum staff had jostled the canvas, Belle and her sidekick Brimstone must find their way back “home.” Because they are made of paint, they discover that they can move in and out of the other paintings in the museum as they search for their own picture. But they must also avoid becoming lunch for a hungry bird, who released from another painting by an awkward bump from Brimstone, is in hot pursuit. Belle is an enthralling adventure through three hundred years of art!
Ages 8 to 11
52 pages | 10 x 10 inches