Inspiration Lost and Found: Emma’s Rug

Wednesday, August 15, 2007.

Emma's RugAuthor: Allen Say
Illustrator: Allen Say
Published: 2003 Houghton Mifflin (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0618335234

This thought-provoking tale of talent and torment invites us to ponder the source of creativity and offers a rare and respectful glimpse into the depths of the gifted child.

For more books about art, artists and imagination,
check out Deborah Freedman‘s webpage.

You can learn about the unique social and emotional needs of gifted children here.


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August 24, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

[…] Podcast Just One More Book has reviewed Emma’s Rug and I think they sum up Say’s work as a whole when they say: “It doesn’t give you any answers; it only gives you questions. That’s the thing I really like about it and […] when we read it to them, they don’t expect answers, which I find really interesting as you always feel like every book, and especially a book for a kid, needs to wrap up nicely at the end and have a really strong joke or message or something that you’re learning; and then you realise when you read a book like this that they can handle a book that just opens up their minds.” […]

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