“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Carle, Eric. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. New York: Philomel, 2011.
Reading Level: AD550L
Summary: The author, Eric Carle, states that he is a painter and the book progresses through images of colored animals, like a green lion and a purple fox, which he paints. It ends with him saying that he is a good artist. He showcases his creativity and imagination while sharing his life as an artist in a pure and simple form.
Rationale for Classroom Use: Students will write and illustrate what they are good at and elaborate on it with illustrations. They will then present to the class.
Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.