A boy wanders into an old sculptor’s studio, in awe of the works of art surrounding him but convinced that he could never create something as beautiful. The sculptor encourages him to try and to persevere; the boy learns to see initial failures as a reason to keep going. The book’s grayscale illustrations are splattered with color, and their sharp lines meld with swirls and smudges, creating the sense of peering into an artist’s sketchbook and stumbling on a story.
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