Illustrated by Thor Wickstrom / Published by
Everyone in the Fizz family is an artist. Everyone except Lester, whose paintings are pitiful and doodles are drab. He can’t seem to find a way to fit in with the illustrious Fizzes, until one day a mouthful of gum becomes a work of art in Lester’s talented lips. With inspiration all around him, Lester develops his special talent.
Ruth Spiro’s inventive text is bursting with wordplay, tongue-in-cheek humor, clever art references, and notes about the famous works referenced in Thor Wickstrom’s exuberant illustrations. This is a delight for young artists and bubble gum fans.
- Bank Street College of Education “Best Book”
- Writer’s Digest Writing Competition “Best Picture Book Manuscript” Winner
- Willamette Writers Writing Contest “Best Overall Entry”