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Illustrator: Monica Wellington
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Also by this author: Night House Bright House, My Leaf Book
Genres: Educational Resources, Juvenile Fiction
Published by Dial Books on July 11th 2013
Format: Jacketed Hardcover
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The magic of mixing colors, in a joyous story by a master colorist
Zena's world lacks color, so she sets out to find some. On her walk, she first finds one primary color, then another. But red, blue, and yellow aren't enough—Zena wants more colors! Out pops an orange lion, a green frog, and a purple dragon, a combination of the colors she has seen. Zena and her friends then do some color mixing themselves, creating more colors and a bright painting using them all. Vibrant illustrations and simple text make Monica Wellington’s latest a perfect pick for budding young artists and for fans of classics such as The Color Kittens and Mouse Paint.
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This book could not have arrived at a better time (August 2013) as we are discussing primary and secondary colors this week in Memoria Press Kindergarten. Absolutely this fabulous color picture book is being written in my lesson plans as a resource for future years.
Monica’s images are fun and lovely for viewing by little artists. The introduction of a color and the return to it gives more interaction than a typical color book would with just a label per page. Then the animals of color add personality and a feast for the imagination. I bet the kid’s will be dreaming in color after reading this one.
The only thing I could wish for would be printable coloring pages to go along as an activity with the book. gotta love the polka dots and dog’s color changing eyes throughout the book!