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Posted September 17, 2011
Brilliant and Curious
Adorable merging of print and real life! The story begins as a picture of a barn scene is begin painted by an unseen artist. The brown chicken coop is complete along with the chicks and chickens. The artist is going to work on the barn now. One curious chicken eyeballs the blue paint, hops off the painting and decides to 'help' paint the picture. She ends up spilling the blue paint all over the pages and everything becomes a blue watercolored mess!
Goodness that little chicken has caused havic and is so sorry for the mess and wants to 'undo the blue'.
Artistic story line of this cute little chicken getting into trouble and becoming part of the real life scene though he was simply just a part of the painting. The other farm animals follow suit as the blue paint runs across their pages turning them blue as well. The creativity of having the painting come to life, run ammuck and then become a painting again is so fun for curious children. The words and drawings flow together so beautifully and you want to reread the story as soon as you come to the end!
Thanks to Penguin for sending me this book to review and to Deborah Freedman for passing along my information to them. This was a fantastic children' book!
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Posted August 6, 2013
I saw an image from this book and that was enough to make me wan
I saw an image from this book and that was enough to make me want to buy it. I am so not disappointed. This book combines farm animals AND art. Brilliant! The artwork in this book propels the story, but the text is still delightful and simple enough for the youngest of listeners and the youngest of readers. My son as been known to capsize his paints and color more than he intended, so this story is very relatable for him.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Of course, the illustrations are wonderful. As much as I love the helpful, clumsy blue chicken, I think it is the blue-yellow duckling that captured my heart. I highly recommend this adorably whimsical book, especially for preschoolers, whose "help" can sometimes lead to some colorful situations.