Who Eats Orange?

Who Eats Orange? illus. by Robin Page. 32p. S. & S./Beach Lane. Aug. 2018. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534404083.
PreS-Gr 2—A vividly colored yet simple lesson on what animals do and do not eat. White's narrative has a few interactive elements to it, as readers try to figure out which creature eats which colored food. With text on pages varying from one word to three short lines, this book is targeted toward children learning their basic colors, as more mature readers may be able to come up with numerous examples on their own. However, the rich back matter provides detailed information on different animals (sorted by environments) and the foods eaten there, making learning opportunities available for older kids as well. The illustrations are stark against a white background, highlighting only a single creature eating on each page. The story transitions from animals to humans at the end of the book, showing a spread of the rainbow of produce enjoyed by people.
VERDICT Recommended purchase for libraries serving young children. This would be a welcome addition to lessons on colors, nutrition, and the animal kingdom and it also provides a launchpad for additional discussion and research.

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