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Children's LiteratureThis is the fourth in author James Mayhew's series of "Katie" books, about a little girl who magically enters whatever painting she happens to be viewing. In this title, it is a hot Sunday afternoon, and the pool is too crowded. Katie and her grandmother step into the cool precincts of the art gallery. While Grandma takes a little nap, Katie decides to go swimming anyway, by climbing into Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, Bathers at Asnieres. But disaster follows, as Katie sits down on a corner of the painting's frame, and water begins to spill out into the gallery. Characters from other pointillist paintings are soon caught up in the watery fun, and ultimately all is restored to normal by the magician-like subject of Paul Signac's Portrait of Felix Feneon. A fun and educational introduction to pointillism, this is a delightfully-illustrated picture book for early grade-school readers. Brief biographical sketches of the artists whose works are depicted are included in the back of the book. 2004, Orchard Books, Ages 6 to 9.