The Magical Life of Mr. Renny
A colourful picture book about Mr. Renny, an artist who suddenly finds his paintings coming to life. An imaginative retelling of the King Midas story. Mr. Renny's paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention - until a strange man offers to make everything that Mr. Renny paints come to life. First there's the painting of the apple, which Mr. Renny can now eat. Then there's a huge hotdog, a new car, a cruise liner ...Mr. Renny paints himself a life of luxury - until his friend Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn't have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken - and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte, the illustrations are full of clever and amusing details.
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