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EMILY'S BLUE PERIOD

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Daly
Author's First Name: 
Cathleen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Lisa
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Brown
Publisher: 
Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: 
2014

Learning about the colorful mixed up artwork of Pablo Picasso helps young Emily deal with her newly mixed up family. A lovely tale of coping and growing.

Comments

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POSITIVE COMMENTS

  • Clever weaving of a Picasso story into present day story of divorce.
  • Showing that art can be used to deal with difficult situations.
  • Art stands out. Both delicate and humorous.
  • OK to have sadness without judgment.
  • A child will find the suspense of how much damage was done in scribbling.
  • Nice format for the age group - "chapters" add more seriousness even though it looks like a picture book.
  • Leaves you feeling like this is a great teacher.

CONCERNS

  • The book could be tighter both in terms of length and in terms of what it says about Picasso.