Article Title

Emily's Blue Period


Aylea Stephens


Excellent, Primary, Cathleen Daly, Lisa Brown, Picasso, Family, Seperation, Divorce, Depression, Healing, Picture Book

Document Type

Book Review


Emily wants to be an artist, especially when she learns about a famous artist named Pablo Picasso. She wants to change her name to be longer to match his, mix things up like he did and mix things up like he did, even though her own family seems to be in cubes and all mixed up. When she goes to the store with her dad and her little brother, Jack, it is obvious that Jack is having a hard time with their family being mixed up too. Emily starts her blue period because when Pablo Picasso was very sad, he painted in shades of blue. Finally she learns how to make collages and she learns how to get out of her blue period.