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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Bold, beautiful book is sure to fire up kids’ creativity.

Book Eric Carle Arts 2011
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Eric Carle uses his familiar collage technique to wonderful effect. Each page bursts with color and texture, and the animal lope, leap, and pose in vivid compositions. Text is minimal and declarative, focusing readers’ attention on the joyfully inventive artwork and the artist’s pride in his work.

The book’s simplicity offers plenty of opportunity for families to explore the book’s themes on their own, from talking about how art can inspire to creating your own artwork.

Book Details

  • Author: Eric Carle
  • Illustrator: Eric Carle
  • Genre: Arts
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Publication date: October 4, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 3 - 6
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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