The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse

I had just watched a short video on Eric Carle who had written and illustrated a book titled ‘The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse‘. He talks about how we should not be limited by colours and we should just allow children to use their imagination. He had actually based his drawings on an expressionist artist, Franz Marc, who painted blue horses and yellow cows.

blue horseCheck out his split!

Gar loves the book and he asks me to read it frequently. I do not have this book, so I borrow it from the library a couple of times for a year already.

blue horse

Blue Horse!

purple fox  Purple Fox!

pink rabbit

Pink Rabbit!

orange elephant

Orange Elephant! (Elephant is one of his favourite animals.)

Other books by Eric Carle that he likes include Have you seen my cat, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you hear?, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you see?, The very busy spider, and recently, Papa please get the moon for me.

I like the books because the lines are quite repetitive. Gar is able to memorise what comes next, so he will shout it out.

There are worksheets available online. Do a simple search and you can find pictures for colouring, mobile hangers, book marks and other lessons.

What books does your child like? Share in the comments!

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