The illustrations are luminous and beautiful. I bought this book at the SF MOMA after taking Lucy to see the Frida Kahlo show. Lucy was engaged enough to actually look at the art (she’s a super active kid) though she said it was too bloody. There was one painting she loved of a little girl Frida wearing a death mask. I think that is my favorite Frida painting now too.
In the book, the violent, graphic accident of Frida’s youth is told vaguely enough so kids can relate to it and not be terrified.