Thursday, March 8, 2012

Artist Ted

Artist Ted
by Andrea Beaty; illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012. Unpaged. Picture book.

Ted wants a more exciting and beautiful room--so he decides he need an artist, and who better to fill that role than himself? He makes a paintbrush out of a curtain tassel and spoon and paint from various colored foods. His room turns out perfectly to his delight (but not his mother's) and he turns to the halls of his school next, to the dismay of his principal. His painting antics continue as Ted decorates to his heart's delight, unaware of the effect he's having on others. How will his painting spree end?

This is a fun and silly book that talks about making friends and how it's sometimes hard to understand that our actions may be upsetting others even when we aren't aware of it. Kids will love this book--just watch out for your blank walls!

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