Ludwig Bemelmans shared with Cecil Beaton that unique eye fordetail and color that he could translate just as easily by either word or illustration. This quarto-size monograph contains both. In the first half, Bemelmans intersperses b & w sketches with concise but amusing vignettes on how he came to be a painter. The second half consists of thirty-four full-page color plates of his recent work in oil and gouache. The images exude charm and sophistication, perfect executions of Bemelmans divine imagination.