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Emily's art by Peter Catalanotto

Emily's art

by Peter Catalanotto

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This book is about a young girl in first grade who participated in the school art contest.
  Rebecalynn | Apr 11, 2018 |
Emily is excited to enter her painting into an art contest for the school, but wonders how the judge will know which painting is best. On the day of the contest, the judge doesn't choose Emily's painting simply because she does not like dogs, rather than judging the quality of artwork. This makes Emily very sad until her best friend Kelly reminds her that she is a good artist. Then, the whole class celebrates all of their artwork. ( )
  mhathaway16 | Feb 26, 2018 |
In this story, Ms. Fair, Emily's first grade teacher announced that their will be an art contest that coming friday. Emily spends all week painting and enters a picture she painted of her dog. However, the judge mistakes her painting for a rabbit and ends up not choosing Emily's painting. As a result, Emily does to never paint again until she is reaffirmed by her best friend and teacher.
This book is a pretty good example of realistic fiction in that is follows the feelings and events of a first-grader that could very well happen in contemporary society. However, as a whole, the plot of the book seemed very predictable and almost cheesy, which does not affect the genre, but more of the quality of the story as a whole.
1. One way to use this book would be to read it aloud to a class of younger students if competition becomes a problem as far as classroom unity is concerned. After reading, the teacher can discuss how it is ok for them to have their own unique ideas and opinions without putting down o=somebody elses.
2. Another way to use this text would be to read this book aloud and then have kids create their own paintings. However, instead of picking a winner, students can leave comments about what they like about each other's paintings.
Age Appropriateness: Primary, Intermediate
Media: watercolor, gouache, and acrylic ( )
  rstewart15 | Feb 26, 2017 |
This book is a book of passion and all kids that paint with their heart and soul. That as long as you like something thats all that matters and friendship and good praise is all that is needed to put a smile on your face.
  allymeers | Sep 5, 2016 |
This book is about a girl named Emily who is a very talented at painting. Her class is having an art contest and she hopes that she will win. The judge chooses a different painting and Emily becomes very sad. She decides she is not going to paint again. With encouragement from her best friends, Emily realizes she has talent, even though she lost the contest. USES: it's ok to lose, everyone is talented in some way. GENRE: realistic fiction. MEDIA: watercolor, gouache, acrylic
  Adrinnon | Mar 18, 2016 |
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Emily paints four pictures and enters one in the first-grade art contest, but the judge interprets Emily's entry as a rabbit instead of a dog.

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