The Painting Hopper
About the Book
Kai is a curious bunny who lives in the cool-colored planes of a watercolor painting with his mother and sister, Kallie. Although he loves the painting, he cannot help but feel there is something beyond his watercolor home. One day after he hops to the top of his favorite tree and sees a turned down page in the corner of his painting, he tumbles into one of the most magnificent palette of colors he’s ever seen. As he travels on an adventure through several other paintings, he must rely on his wits, friends, courage, and determination if he is to persevere through several obstacles and return home to his mama and sister. The Painting Hopper shares the colorful tale of a curious bunny’s accidental journey through art that, although beautiful in many ways, leaves him wondering if he will ever find his way home again.
About the Author
Bootsie Wingate is the eighty-seven-year-old grandmother of artist, Emilie Wingate, who is studying art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bootsie is the mother of three children, fourteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren (with one more on the way). This is her debut children’s book.