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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

by Eric Carle

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This book is mainly aimed at young children who are more attracted to colors and pictures rather than words. There was not much of a story to this book, but the pictures were great. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Oct 11, 2014 |
This book was an easy read. It describes a bunch of different animals. Some of the animals include "A Blue Horse", "A Green Lion" and "a Purple Penguin." It is an interesting book because it pictures animals a different color than they usually are. Horses are never blue and Penguins are never purple.
  astinchavez | Sep 16, 2014 |
This is the story of an artist who paints a blue horse, followed by various other beautiful pieces of art. This could be integrated into the classroom by having students paint various paintings, followed by trying to create a story to go with the artwork. ( )
  eilawest | Jun 17, 2014 |
Why shouldn't there be a red crocodile? Why not a purple fox? What is it to you if that donkey has polka dots? If I want to color an elephant orange I will its my imagination and you aren't the boss of it. That's the power of art and this book to give children a chance to create, to step outside the lines and color anything they want.
  stacy3176 | Mar 12, 2014 |
I think that this book has nicely executed art work, you can see all the detail in each animal that has been painted and all the colors that these animals are composed of is fascinating. I think that the artwork throughout the whole book went with the theme or main idea of this book. A child reading this book would see the picture of the color and animal as well as see them and hear them in Spanish. ( )
  heyleigh | Mar 11, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0399257136, Hardcover)

Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2011: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse is a joyous celebration of art and creativity. As a young man, Carle was influenced by the work of Franz Marc, an Expressionist artist famous for his paintings of blue horses, and this book is a fitting tribute to his legacy. Carle’s brilliant, unusual, color pairings--a red crocodile, a polka-dotted donkey--capture the limitless imagination of children and the brief text is simple, yet memorable. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse is destined to become a well-worn classic, inspiring readers of all ages to embrace their inner artist.--Seira Wilson

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:48:47 -0400)

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Rather than use the same old colors, a child paints animals and objects in a variety of different hues. Includes biographical information about the German painter Franz Marc, who created unconventional animal paintings in the early 1900s.

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