It's Grandma's birthday and Katie accompanies Grandma to the gallery to celebrate this special occasion. In a twist from the other books, Grandma doesn't fall asleep and nap while Katie explores! The first painting they enjoy examining is "The Luncheon" by Claude Monet. Katie enters the painting and meets Monet's son, Jean. The two children go inside Monet's studio and paint portraits of each other "using dabs just like real painters."
|The Luncheon - Claude Monet|
|Girl with a Watering Can - Pierre Auguste Renoir|
|Her First Evening Out - Pierre Auguste Renoir|
Katie briefly speaks to the girl before running away from the theater manager. She opens a door to hide and finds herself on stage with dancers from The Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas. So Katie performs, the crowd cheers and throws flowers at her! Katie collects the flowers and when she returns to the gallery, she has a lovely bouquet for her Grandma.
|The Blue Dancers - Edgar Degas|
A delightful introduction to Impressionist paintings!