The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399257131
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Series: World of Eric Carle Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 101,791
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Eric Carle lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts.


Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1929

Place of Birth:

Syracuse, New York


Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50

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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The child is an artist painting a blue horse followed by a red crocodile and then a yellow cow. The kid continues to paint other animals using colors like orange for the elephant and polka-dots for donkey drawn from pictures in the mind's eye. Although the targeted audience is pre-school with a strong message of use your imagination to take you where you want to be, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse is much more. Eric Carle pays homage to Franz Marc who painted The Blue Horse in 1911; he died during WWI and a few years later the Nazis banned his work. Readers of all ages will appreciate Mr. Carle's original way to encourage the young artist in everyone to draw your imagination and to showcase the work of a great painter from a century ago while also showcasing his on skills. With a green lion, a black polar bear and a purple fox oh my, this is a terrific creative inspirational. Harriet Klausner
missbrandysue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A boy draws pictures of animals in odd colors... It lists about 7 animals that are painted different colors (i.e. red alligator and purple fox). It's simple words are great for young children learning colors. My 3-year-old nephew liked the animals when we read it three times in a row. :)As an adult reader I really appreciated the history at the back of the book that explains Marc Franz's paintings who were not accepted in Germany in World War II. I learned Eric Carle was raised in Nazi Germany as a boy which was news to me. Very inspirational (but short) story of how his art teacher showed him these imaginative paintings.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Eric Carle draws animals in crazy and unexpected colors, all beautiful and bright and magnificent. He is right when he says, ¿I am a good artist.¿¿I am an artist and I paint¿a blue horseand¿a red crocodileand¿¿I just can't think logically about an Eric Carle book. I just love it. Unconditionally.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a nice picture book. I'd recommend it for young children that don't know how, or are just learning how to read. It has a nice message, but it is told in very few words.
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