Today, Renoir is known for his masterful paintings. But, at the beginning of his artistic career, he painted plates and cups! Readers are introduced to this important French Impressionist through interesting biographical information and accessible discussion of the techniques he used to achieve his beautiful works, including Bouquet of Chrysanthemums and The Frog Pond. Full-color images of his work accompany the at-level text. An activity at the end invites readers to use what they have learned about Renoir and create a work inspired by his technique.