This bright and busy book tells the story of Mr. Renny, a painter whose works resemble their subjects so vividly indistinguishable from the real thing. Sadly, the economic downturn hits artists where it hurts, and Mr. Renny's stall at the local market is passed over for his friend Rose's bountiful produce stand. One day a stranger appears and makes a strange offer to the painter. If he would like, with the bite of an apple, he can paint things and have them actually be real. This is a lovely book; Leo Timmers artwork is packed with details.