Nobody thought Henri Rousseau could paint. Did that stop him? No, he painted on, past cruel remarks and vicious critiques and scathing reviews. On and on he paints. On and on he learns new things about painting. Do the critics change their minds? No, they continue to laugh at him, calling his paintings childish. Rousseau knows the critics are right, but he does not care. On and on he goes, painting, painting, painting. It is only at the very end of his life that people change their minds about him, and it is only now, a hundred years later, that his paintings hang in museums all over the world and people revere him as a great artist.An inspiring true story that I found to be perfect for the young readers at my primary school. I can’t wait to share this book with them.