The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau

by Jon Agee (Author) Jon Agee (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Art imitates life in this hilarious, absurdist picture book--one of Jon Agee's most beloved titles, now back in print.

Outrageous! the judges cried. Ridiculous! Who would dare enter a portrait of a duck in the Grand Contest of Art? But when Felix Clouseau's painting quacks, he is hailed as a genius. Suddenly everyone wants a Clousseau masterpiece, and the unknown painter becomes an overnight sensation. That's when the trouble begins.


The humorous story with its understated delivery should keep readers guessing and making predictions, up until the perfect surprise ending.

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Jon Agee
Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner It's Only Stanley and the ALA Notable Books Little Santa, Terrific, Milo's Hat Trick, and The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau, and a series of popular wordplay books including the IRA-CBC Children's Choice book of palindromes, Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! Jon grew up along the Hudson River in Nyack, New York, and went to college at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where he studied painting and filmmaking. Now a full-time author, he lives in San Francisco with his wife, Audrey.
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Rocky Pond Books
Publication date
February 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV037000 - Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
JUV003000 - Juvenile Fiction | Art & Architecture
Library of Congress categories
ALA Notable Children's Books, 1995

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