Masterpiece by Elise Broach and illustrated by Kelly Murphy is a story about a young beetle named Marvin who becomes friends with an 11-year-old boy named James. Marvin and James begin their friendship soon after James’ birthday party when his father gave him an ink and pen set along with drawing paper. That night, Marvin goes into James’ room and finds the ink container open. He decides to try to draw something using his legs dipped in ink. What he creates is a masterpiece. The next day when the drawing is discovered by humans and attribution is given to James, the adventure and friendship begins. Readers who enjoyed Charlotte’s Web or other similar stories will enjoy this one as well.