The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

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A brilliant new Eric Carle picture book for the artist in us all

Every child has an artist inside them, and this vibrant picture book from Eric Carle will help let it out. The artist in this book paints the world as he sees it, just like a child. There's a red crocodile, an orange elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything, there's imagination. Filled with some of the most magnificently colorful animals of Eric Carle's career, this tribute to the creative life celebrates the power of art.
 

About Eric Carle

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Eric Carle lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.
 
Published October 4, 2011 by Philomel Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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This bright new entry by an old pro should find a place on the long shelf of picture books about animals and colors.

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Publishers Weekly

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While Carle’s creatures are constructed from his familiar, brilliantly colored painted-paper shapes, it is the strength and sinew of their forms that impresses—not coincidentally, the quality that distinguishes Marc’s originals (two are reprinted on the final pages).

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Called only "the orphan," after the Greek saying that a motherless child is an orphaned one, the girl receives beastly treatment from her new stepmother: "So hateful was she that she counted every drop of water the orphan was allowed to drink!"

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The Bookbag

Eric Carle's latest story consists of just 50 words, 10 animal paintings and two pictures of the young artist at work.

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Common Sense Media

The artist produces a series of inventive works, each more outlandish than the last, and proudly proclaims himself "a good artist."

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We Love This Book

Under the repressive regime, any sort of abstract art was forbidden but Carle was shown some in secret by his art teacher, who was only permitted to teach realistic art.

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The Horn Book

In its simplest interpretation, Carle’s book is about an artist—perhaps a child, perhaps an adult—who paints animals the “wrong” color.

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