The only reason I decided to read this book is because I saw that Mary GrandPre is the illustrator. For those that don't know, Mary GrandPre was the illustrator of the first US Harry Potter novels.
THE NOISY PAINT BOX: THE COLORS AND SOUNDS OF KANDINSKY'S ABSTRACT ART is called a historical fiction according to the Notes in the back of the book. The content was inspired by real events, but all of the dialogue is the work of the author's imagination.
The book does a nice job of giving the highlights of the abstract artist, Vasily Kandinsky. This could be a nice introduction to the world of abstract art.
Below are a couple of Kandinsky's paintings.