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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11 thoughts on “The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse

  1. Gar looks so adorable. Hi photo literally made me smile. I can’t wait have babies so can read to them too. I think is a fun activity with kids.

  2. I love reading eric carle books to the kids when they were young. Now they are more into varied authors. The boys are into mystery stories and the girl is into princess and fairy types.

  3. I want to introduce books to my son again. Right now he enjoys drawing and writing more than reading books. But I am about to teach him how to read. By the way, your little boy is a cutie.

  4. Ohh he’s so adorable! Picture books are really nice to hone our children’s imagination and make them more creative as they grow. I’ll try to look for a copy of this.

  5. My son has love and hate relationship when it comes to reading books. Sometimes he wants to read books and sometimes he just want to check the pictures. But we read 365 bedtime story book every night.

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