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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse – Book Review by S.A. Barone

Book Review by S. A. Barone

Eric Carle’s new book, The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, is about a young artist who loves to paint. He not only loves to paint but he loves bright and vibrant colors. He also loves to paint animals but not necessarily the colors they are in nature. He begins by painting a beautiful blue horse, then a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a majestic and vibrant green lion, a polka-dotted donkey and several other animals all in rich wonderful colors.

Mr. Carle believes that children should not be inhibited by conventional rules but, instead, should be encouraged to express their natural talents freely and joyfully. The young artist in this books certainly lives up to that philosophy.

Any child who loves to paint will definitely be inspired by this book. There is almost no text, but plenty of eloquent art to delight children and parents alike. This book will encourage children to use their imaginations and let them know it’s perfectly okay if they don’t stay within the lines. Children will learn there are no wrong colors. This book will give the child confidence in their own creativity.

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of the books, The Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, and Rooster’s Off To See The World, one of my favorites, and many more books.

Carle’s art is distinctive and instantly recognizable. His art is created in collage technique using hand painted papers which he cuts and layers to form bright and colorful images. Carle likes to make his books not only entertaining to children but also to offer those same readers the opportunity to learn something about the world around them.

Eric Carle’s new book, The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, is a must for your child’s library.
Happy Reading!

S.A. Barone

Shirley is a published children’s writer. She has publishing credits in Highlights for Children, Turtle, Children’s Playmate, Humpty Dumpty, and Chicken Soup for the Pre-teen Soul. Shirley  has won a Distinguished Meritorious Service Award from the California School Boards Association for authoring an elective program that was adopted in schools in the Western United States and in areas of New York City. To learn more about Shirley and her art, visit www.sabarone.com

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