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Publisher Comments:

Lemons are not Red. Apples are red. Lemons are yellow. . . .

Clever cutouts in the pages make a simple, original, and utterly beguiling introduction to color.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, whose The Hidden Alphabet dazzled critics and readers alike, introduces young children to color in this unique concept book with die cuts. The opening spread features a big, bright red lemon and the simple text, "Lemons are not RED." When the spread is turned an equally bright yellow lemon appears ("Lemons are YELLOW") across from a luscious red apple ("Apples are RED").

And so it goes, from carrots that are not purple through reindeer that are not white, et al. The book ends with "The moon is not BLACK / The moon is SILVER / The night is BLACK / Good night! And the reader sees a tranquil night landscape and a house with the lights turned out.

Review:

"Having expertly explored letters in The Hidden Alphabet, Seeger now turns her attention to colors, again using die-cuts to great effect, neatly revealing objects with correct and incorrect hues. The book begins with the title statement (the line is reused with different objects and colors throughout) on a yellow spread; a die-cut opening in a lemon shape, on the right, allows the red hue below to show through. When readers turn the page, they discover that the red shade is part of an apple, while the die-cut lemon shape, now on the left, appears in its proper yellow, from the previous spread ('Lemons are yellow/ Apples are red'). The heavy brushstrokes that Seeger applies to the backgrounds and objects add pleasingly tactile textures to the otherwise simple, cutout shapes. Other color pairs show a gray flamingo that turns its proper pink next to an elephant's profile, and blue grass (of the non-twangy variety) that becomes green next to a cloud-swept blue sky. After revealing the moon to be silver and the night to be black in the penultimate scene, the light of a die-cut window in a small country cottage goes dark as readers turn the page and the text bids them 'Good night!' Vaccaro once more delivers a compositionally faultless primer. Ages 2-5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The author of "The Hidden Alphabet" introduces young children to color in this unique concept book with die cuts and simple text. Full color.

About the Author

Laura Vaccaro Seeger is an award-winning graphic artist whose work has appeared on numerous television programs. She lives on Long Island, New York

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596430082
Author:
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Color
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Science
Subject:
Concepts - Colors
Subject:
Concepts - Sense & Sensation
Subject:
Concepts/Sense
Subject:
Sensation.
Subject:
Children s Picture Books-Concepts General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20060822
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout, wit
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.8 x 8.34 x 0.48 in
Age Level:
04-05

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Product details 32 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596430082 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Having expertly explored letters in The Hidden Alphabet, Seeger now turns her attention to colors, again using die-cuts to great effect, neatly revealing objects with correct and incorrect hues. The book begins with the title statement (the line is reused with different objects and colors throughout) on a yellow spread; a die-cut opening in a lemon shape, on the right, allows the red hue below to show through. When readers turn the page, they discover that the red shade is part of an apple, while the die-cut lemon shape, now on the left, appears in its proper yellow, from the previous spread ('Lemons are yellow/ Apples are red'). The heavy brushstrokes that Seeger applies to the backgrounds and objects add pleasingly tactile textures to the otherwise simple, cutout shapes. Other color pairs show a gray flamingo that turns its proper pink next to an elephant's profile, and blue grass (of the non-twangy variety) that becomes green next to a cloud-swept blue sky. After revealing the moon to be silver and the night to be black in the penultimate scene, the light of a die-cut window in a small country cottage goes dark as readers turn the page and the text bids them 'Good night!' Vaccaro once more delivers a compositionally faultless primer. Ages 2-5." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The author of "The Hidden Alphabet" introduces young children to color in this unique concept book with die cuts and simple text. Full color.

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