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Children’s Book Committee – April Pick

April 8, 2013


A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
Knopf Books, 2013

From childhood, Horace Pippin loved to draw. In spite of a war injury, he continues to make pictures and his art was celebrated in his later years. Excellent multi-media illustrations and references. (6-10)

Our young reviewer says:

The title of the book A Splash of Red really describes the way Horace Pippin uses color. The story is interesting because he has to work so hard and it takes him a long time to become a famous artist. I like when he becomes successful. I liked the artwork, especially when they use Horace’s quotes in the illustrations. I would like to go to a museum to see his work.- Dante, Age 9 (Amagansett, NY)

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