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Eric Carle and fifteen other well-known illustrators offer their favorite colors and why they love them. Carle’s bright yellow pick on the first pages shows the skill needed to handle some colors well. Others like Brian Collier select colors that reflect their personal lives. The late Anna Dewdney tells of her love of purple as a small child. Philip Stead takes a whimsical look at green and elephants. Yuyi Morales ties her hot pink to the bougainvillea flowers of Mexico. Each is a person story of life and art intertwined into color.
Turning the pages in this collection is a treat. Each page is dedicated to a specific color. Then each is drawn by a different illustrator. The result are a series of lovely surprises, some subtle and gray other vivid and bright. The book ends with Uri Shulevitz’s selection of all colors as his favorites, tying the entire book together nicely. The book finishes with information on each of the illustrators who contributed.
A rich and lovely look at color that will lead readers to discover new illustrators and seek out their work in all colors. Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a galley of this copy for review - all opinions are my own.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR is a beautiful book that compiles work from 15 different children's book illustrators. Each illustrator illustrates and explains why their favorite color is their favorite, some in poetic format and some in prose. The illustrations are (of course) gorgeous and so distinctive to each artist. The explanations will be great discussion starters with children in many different topic areas beyond those just about favorite colors.
This is a required purchase for school libraries, as well as primary grade and art classrooms. Highly highly recommend.
Thank you, KidLit Exchange Network for the review copy of this book! Opinion is my own 👩🏻💻 I LOVED this book! You simply cannot go wrong with the illustrators included in this book about colors! An excellent mentor text for Kindergarten-2nd graders for writing and a great way to collaborate with the art teacher! 👍👍