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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
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Dec 08, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, 2011-picture-books, art, picture-books, picture-book-concepts, childrens-books-color

I like the message here - it's okay to experiment, to see things differently. A blue horse or a yellow cow are acceptable. The tie to the the German artist Franz Marc and the biographical elements of Carle's story (he grew up in Nazi Germany where expressionist art was banned) add depth to the idea, though that info is really for the grown ups buying the book, not the child reading it...

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