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Matisse's Magical Trail

The inspiring tale of an artistic snail.

Author Tim Hopgood and Illustrator Sam Boughton

Suitable for:  2+ For fans of I Am an Artist by Marta Altes and The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman.

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-276726-4
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 245x245mm

Availability: In stock.

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A young snail's artistic trail inspires a whole class of children to be creative too!


  • An exciting new collaboration between Tim Hopgood and new illustrator Sam Boughton.
  • In the vein of Eric Carle, this story that shows that the small things matter and can inspire change.
  • The story encourages shy children to be expressive and creative.
  • The book can inspire art projects in schools.
  • Our little snail provides a gentle nod to the real artist Matisse.
  • Sam Boughton's distinctive artwork is full of vivid energy and spontaneity.
  • The visible brushmarks and splodges of paint are designed to encourage children to pick up a brush and have a go at painting themselves.

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