Read to Me Storytime: Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

Amy reads Legend of the Indian Paintbrush, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola and published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.

This is a retelling of a folktale about how the Indian Paintbrush, state flower of Wyoming, came to be. Little Gopher is smaller and not as strong as the other boys in his village. But he has a unique talent that none of them have—he will learn to tell the stories of his people using paint, and capture the colors of the sunset in his paintbrush.

After the story, Amy demonstrates how to “paint” your own sunset—you can use an ordinary coffee filter to get an interesting effect with markers!