Actually this is a very good book. It introduces kids to the world of painting and especially to Claude Monet. Everything is explained in a simple way and the pictures are lovely.
What prevented me from rating it five stars is that I remember seeing this book in a bookstore as a kid. I skimmed through it and put it away again because I didn't like it. There wasn't enough of a story in it for my taste. Of course I see that differently now. But I still think most kids would feel the same way as I did then.