REVIEW: The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Theophile Steinlen by Susan Schaefer Bernardo
The Artist Who Loved Cats: The Inspiring Tale of Theophile Alexandre Steinlen is a picture book biography of the artist who created the iconic Le Chat Noir cabaret posters. Steinlen moved to Paris in 1881 to pursue his creative dreams, ultimately creating more than 700 journal illustrations, famous posters, sculptures, cartoon strips, and paintings. Many of Steinlen’s artworks feature cats, his favorite subject. More than just a biography, The Artist Who Loved Cats is a celebration of art, inspiration, and following your heart to create a life that you love.
Dear Ms. Bernardo,
I adore all things cat – well, maybe not the litter box but most things cat. Of course when I saw this book cover, I knew that I needed to check it out. C’est adorable! C’est charmant. C’est rempli de chats. Je l’adore. Mes chats l’adorent aussi. J’ai aimé chercher les petits chats sur chaque page. J’ai particulièrement aimé les chats qui dansent la can-can. Le chat noir qui est narrateur est fantastique. Je dois aller le lire à nouveau.
(Subtitles ON: It’s adorable. It’s charming. It’s filled with cats. I adore it. My cats adore it too. I enjoyed looking for the little cats on each page. I especially loved the cats dancing the can-can. The black cat who narrates it is fantastic. I must go and read it again.)