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Bob the Artist: 01/26/20
Bob the Artist by Marion Deuchars is about a bird who doesn't fit in with the rest of the flock. Bob's legs are much longer than the others'. Until recently his legs haven't bothered him but someone made a comment and now Bob's got some serious body dysphoria going on.
Bob tries exercise and other methods to change his legs. But they remain long and thin, much longer and much thinner than everyone else.
Absolutely down in the dumps, Bob wanders into an art museum. It's there that he's inspired to paint his bill in colors and patterns inspired by Matisse and then by other artists.
Basically this is the story of someone finding their way to express themselves and to live comfortably in their body. It's a good message about body positivity, self expression, while also giving a quick run through of some 20th century artists and art styles.
Comment #1: Monday, January, 27, 2020 at 13:15:14
This sounds like a book that should be read in elementary schools.
Comment #2: Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 12:!0:00
I used it as inspiration for an art lesson I taught at camp last summer.