A little boy named Tommy loves to draw, and he can't wait to start school so he can have real art lessons with a real art teacher. He is learning a little from some cousins, who tell him that artists never copy. Imagine his dismay when the art teacher tells him to copy a drawing she is doing on the chalkboard! Fortunately, Tommy and the art teacher figure out a way to solve the problem.
I love this book! I like virtually all Tomie DePaola books and this is one of my favorites. I love reading it to my students but only after I read them Strega Nona, Pancakes for Breakfast, and Bill and Pete. Then they really "get" the ending of this book! Read all these books (they're short) and "get" it, too!