FICTION

Colors

­Holiday House. Jul. 2019. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780823440634.
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Toddler-PreS–Eight colors are each given two spreads in this bright, cheerful concept book. Green, blue, yellow, red, orange, purple, white, and black are featured separately with an introductory spread and then another two pages of large, clear photographs showing items in the selected color. The objects are not in any particular order, so the book takes on a seek-and-find style for the youngest of listeners. For example, the first two pages for purple state “PURPLE blooms,” have squares in various shades of the color and a photo of purple blossoms. The next two pages read “PURPLE iris, pansies, grapes, and plums. A balloon, backpack, sneakers. A hat.” Many of the photos contain images that will elicit discussion. A “tiger” on the orange pages is not the animal, but rather, a small child in face paint. Blue highlights robin eggs in a nest and a child dressed all in blue on a swing-set in front of a clear blue sky.
VERDICT A beautiful book that will be a welcome addition to concept book collections and colorful storytimes

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