- Mister RenéAn Artistic Picture BookMister René’s paintings are so good that they almost appear real. But no one seems to pay them any attention. Until a strange man offers to make everything that Mister René paints come to life. First there’s the painting of the apple, which Mister René can now eat, then there’s a huge hamburger, a new car, a cruise liner... Mister René paints himself a life of luxury – until Rose comes to ask if she can buy one of his paintings. But he doesn’t have any real paintings left! The spell must be broken – and soon! A book containing subtle references to the work of Belgian surrealist René Magritte, and full of clever and amusing details.