Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
-Malcolm De Chazal
A startling quote from Mauritian artist and author Malcolm De Chazal. What an insightful primate he must have been!
Write the quote down on a piece of paper or print this post. Tape it to you refrigerator or somewhere else where the family will see it. Encourage the little ones to memorize it- at the end of the year they will have 52 little pieces of wisdom at their command.
De Chazal’s art is naive and colorful. Your children may like to see some examples on the Internet or try to paint some of their own in his manner. He worked in gouache which is similar to watercolor, but produces much bolder tones.