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Pomelo Explores Color (Pomelo the Garden Elephant)by Ramona Badescu
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Imaginative, playful, and funny, Pomelo Explores Color is all about discovery and the experience of seeing color anew
In this humorous and emotionally astute exploration of color, Pomelo looks about and discovers twelve colors in all their nuance. He encounters the infinite white of falling snow, the hypnotizing red of love, and the shadowy blue of the unknown. The colors describe our concrete world, but also reflect emotional states, as well as the curious, oddball sensibility of our dear Pomelo.
Ramona Badescu was born in 1980 in southern Romania. She arrived in France at the age of eleven and started to write for children ten years later. She lives in the wonderfully diverse French city of Marseille.
Benjamin Chaud lives and works in Paris, France. He has illustrated an impressive number of picture books and has written at least one as well.
"In this small-format companion to Pomelo Begins to Grow, the eponymous pink elephant with a longer-than-average trunk investigates the subtleties of different shades of the same color. The 'melancholy orange of autumn' causes Pomelo to gaze wistfully at a falling leaf, while 'the true orange of an orange' is an ode to 1960s/1970s dÃ©cor, with Pomelo enjoying orange juice in an Eero Aarnio ball chair atop a shag carpet. Some visual elements repeat: ripening strawberries are a 'promising red' early on, but one that's gone bad represents 'the deflating gray of disappointment.' As if expertly parsing the unexpected emotions that colors evoke wasn't enough, each one of Chaud's understated and surreal vignettes could spawn a story of its own. Ages 3 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Imaginative, playful, and funny, Pomelo Explores Color is all about exploration and the experience of seeing color anew.
About the Author
Ramona Badescu: Ramona Badescu was born in 1980 in southern Romania.She arrived in France at the age of 11 and started to write for children ten years later. She lives in the wonderfully diverse French city of Marseille.
Benjamin Chaud: Benjamin Chaud lives and works in Paris. He has illustrated an impressive number of picture books and has written at least one as well.
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