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Hello, Red Fox (Aladdin Picture Books)by Eric Carle
Synopses & Reviews
This interactive book introduces complementary colors to young readers. Little Frog has invited all of his animal friends to his birthday party, but when the guests arrive, all the animals are the wrong color. When readers stare at each animal for ten seconds and then look at the white facing page, they will then see the right color. Full-color illustrations.
Stare at a single color for several seconds and then move your eyes to a white space. You will see a faint glowing image in a different color, the first color's opposite. This delightfully simple and funny birthday story, with animals rendered in Eric Carle's brightly colored collages, introduces the concept of complementary colors. Full color.
Hello, Red Fox has something for everyone. Preschoolers will enjoy the delightfully simple and funny birthday story, old and young alike will love the challenge of trying to see the opposite colors, and teachers can use the book as a jumping-off point for discussions on a variety of topics, from art to biology.
It's Little Frog's birthday, and Mama Frog gets a big surprise when the guests show up for his party — all the animals are the wrong color! Little Frog tells her she's not looking long enough, and he's right.
About the Author
Eric Carle well-known creator of many beloved picture books for small readers and listeners, including such classics as Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me, The Tiny Seed, Rooster's Off to See the World, A House for Hermit Crab, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He is especially celebrated for his unique ability to combine learning with pleasure. Children delight in the distinctive beauty of his illustrations — richly layered collages in glowing colors — and they love his entertaining stories, which invite them to make their own discoveries in a natural, joyful way.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Eric Carle received much of his education in Germany. He is a graduate of the Akademie der bildenden KÜnste in Stuttgart, where he learned about Goethe's color theory and complementary colors. Eric Carle has two grown children. He and his wife live in western Massachusetts.
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