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The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"The Blaue Reiter painter Franz Marc had his art banned by the Nazis, after he died at 36 in WWI. In his first book in more than four years, Carle does not tell Marc's story; he simply assumes his persona. 'I am an artist,' a mop-headed man says, 'and I paint... 'a blue horse and... a red crocodile and...' and the series continues, each animal dominating its spread. 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). As the book progresses, the colors of the animals stray farther and farther from reality (there's a purple fox and a polka-dot donkey), all but daring readers to think outside the box. 'I am a good artist,' the man declares in closing, expressing the satisfaction that comes from using one's creative powers to the fullest. An homage to Marc becomes testimony to Carle's gifts, too. A short afterword about Marc's life is included. Ages 3 – 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A young girl longs to play the violin in this beautiful, moving new book from Mary Lyn Ray and Tricia Tusa that shows it's never too late to follow your dreams.

Synopsis:

Twoand#160;great graphic stories in one book! What Do Authors Do? shows the steps two authors take to create a popular book about their dog and cat.and#160;Continue the fun withand#160;What Do Illustrators Do? which shows the fun creative process artists use to illustrate the classic tale, "Jack and the Beanstalk."

Synopsis:

Childrenand#8217;s books tell stories with words and often with pictures, too. In What Do Authors Do? Christelow shows how an idea blossoms into a final book in colorful watercolors and comic book-style frames. In What Do Illustrators Do?, two artists create their own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, from rough sketch to finished artwork. Budding youngwriters and artists, rejoice! Both inspiring books are now bound as one and include creative writing and drawing exercises.

Synopsis:

Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? Whats wrong with this book?

 

Yes, theres something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book  But its not a mistake – its nonsense!  And its also surrealism. Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes.  Children readily accept odd statements like “the cow

jumped over the moon” and “the dish ran away with the spoon.”  This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism.

In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination.  Whats true? Whats impossible? Whats absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a

lifetime of loving both words and art.

Following on the heels of The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse (an homage to the artist Franz Marc and expressionism) and Friends, with its semi-abstract artwork, The Nonsense Show forms a trilogy of sorts, dedicated to introducing young readers to different styles of artwork without ever overlooking the need to, first and foremost, appeal to children and their love of play. One of the true legends and pioneers of picture book making continues to expand and challenge the genre.

About the Author

Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) divides his time between the Florida Keys and the hills of North Carolina. Visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399257131
Author:
Carle, Eric
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Author:
Christelow, Eileen
Author:
Christel
Author:
Ray, Mary Lyn
Author:
ow, Eileen
Author:
Tusa, Tricia
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Children s Art-General
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Authors;Illustrators;picture book;two books in one;cat;dog;paper over board;crea
Subject:
music;violin;following your dreams;imagination;creativity;dedication;striving;wo
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130709
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in
Age Level:
from 3 up to 5

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Blaue Reiter painter Franz Marc had his art banned by the Nazis, after he died at 36 in WWI. In his first book in more than four years, Carle does not tell Marc's story; he simply assumes his persona. 'I am an artist,' a mop-headed man says, 'and I paint... 'a blue horse and... a red crocodile and...' and the series continues, each animal dominating its spread. 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). As the book progresses, the colors of the animals stray farther and farther from reality (there's a purple fox and a polka-dot donkey), all but daring readers to think outside the box. 'I am a good artist,' the man declares in closing, expressing the satisfaction that comes from using one's creative powers to the fullest. An homage to Marc becomes testimony to Carle's gifts, too. A short afterword about Marc's life is included. Ages 3 – 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
A young girl longs to play the violin in this beautiful, moving new book from Mary Lyn Ray and Tricia Tusa that shows it's never too late to follow your dreams.

"Synopsis" by ,
Twoand#160;great graphic stories in one book! What Do Authors Do? shows the steps two authors take to create a popular book about their dog and cat.and#160;Continue the fun withand#160;What Do Illustrators Do? which shows the fun creative process artists use to illustrate the classic tale, "Jack and the Beanstalk."
"Synopsis" by , Childrenand#8217;s books tell stories with words and often with pictures, too. In What Do Authors Do? Christelow shows how an idea blossoms into a final book in colorful watercolors and comic book-style frames. In What Do Illustrators Do?, two artists create their own versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, from rough sketch to finished artwork. Budding youngwriters and artists, rejoice! Both inspiring books are now bound as one and include creative writing and drawing exercises.
"Synopsis" by ,
Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? Whats wrong with this book?

 

Yes, theres something strange, something funny and even downright preposterous on every page of this book  But its not a mistake – its nonsense!  And its also surrealism. Nonsense lies at the heart of many beloved nursery rhymes.  Children readily accept odd statements like “the cow

jumped over the moon” and “the dish ran away with the spoon.”  This fanciful bending of reality is also basic to surrealism.

In this book, nonsense and surrealism combine to spark creativity and imagination.  Whats true? Whats impossible? Whats absolutely absurd? From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes a book to make children laugh and think, preparing them for a

lifetime of loving both words and art.

Following on the heels of The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse (an homage to the artist Franz Marc and expressionism) and Friends, with its semi-abstract artwork, The Nonsense Show forms a trilogy of sorts, dedicated to introducing young readers to different styles of artwork without ever overlooking the need to, first and foremost, appeal to children and their love of play. One of the true legends and pioneers of picture book making continues to expand and challenge the genre.

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