Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle
A new book from Eric Carle!! This one was a surprise to me! As inspiration Carole used Franz Marc a German artist who loved painting animals in bright and unusual colors. Each page has a different animal, painted in an unusual color. This prompted an interesting conversation at our house. We were about half way through the book when I started hearing, "But _______ (insert animal name) are not ________(insert unusual color)!" This then went into a conversation about artistic choice....with a 3 1/2 year old....and based on the inside flap of the book, this is the kind of conversations and thinking Carle was hoping readers to experience after reading this book. Fans of Eric Carle will be happy to see his usual style of art, with bright colors and lots of texture, on the pages of his latest book.
To see Eric Carle talk about his latest book click here!