Art of Color

9781512466881. ea vol: 32p. (Crayola Colorology). further reading. glossary. index. photos. reprods. websites. Lerner. Mar. 2018. lib. ed. $26.65.
K-Gr 3—This series approaches color from a number of angles, including art, culture, nature, and science. Each title follows a similar format: a few sentences per spread accompanied by brilliantly colored photographs that exemplify the facts provided. Works of art, such as Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait with a Monkey and Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers, demonstrate the use of light and shadow or how color evokes emotion. Scenes from various countries show colors used for flags, holidays, or clothing. Examples of animal camouflage and coloration underscore the importance of color in nature. The perception of color and primary, secondary, and complementary colors are also explained. The text could be used as a read-aloud for younger students or enjoyed independently by older ones.
VERDICT Educators could use this series for lessons on art, adaptations, optics, and culture. Highly recommended.

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