Holland starts painting pictures of the fish, which he sells at the market on the weekend. Soon, he has money to send home to his parents. They are worried that he s gone back to his stealing ways, so his father writes to ask if he earned the money honestly. Holland writes back to reassure him that he has decided to paint instead of steal because not everything that s pretty can be stuffed in your pockets
Based on a true story about JonArno Lawson s uncle, and accompanied by Natalie Nelson s collage illustrations, this quirky picture book is about making choices and art.