Cat's Colors (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Jane Cabrera
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Children can join in Cat's fun as he explores the colors around him.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyIn her first book for children, British artist Cabrera covers almost every inch of space with thick, energetic paint strokes with the look of finger-painting. Her style exudes the joy of creation: the illustrations possess a tactile vitality and a just-ripped-from-the easel freshness, almost as if the vibrant colors have yet to dry. The story is like a guessing game: through a series of simple questions, the reader is asked to figure out which of 10 colors is the favorite of the hero, a bright-eyed orange kitten with dashing black stripes. "Is it pink?" reads a spread that finds the kitten peeping through a field of enormous flowers. "Pink are the petals of my favorite flowers." Cabrera seems to revel in putting her sassily rendered kitten through its paceson other spreads, the cat perches in a black night aflutter with gleeful bats, leaps through a blue sky ("where I chase the birds"), lolls on a red rug in the company of a mouse. The book's playfulness extends to the typography (actually a mixture of type and calligraphy), which skips and tumbles on the page. A noteworthy entry in a crowded field of color-concept books. Ages 3-7. (May)
Children's Literature - Dianne OchiltreeAre all fire trucks red? Why do fire stations have brass poles connecting the floors? And what does the word hazmat mean? Here's a fascinating reference book that's fun to read. Gorrell traces the evolution of firefighting technology from the earliest times to today's advanced training and technology. Also included are facts about the special risk and problems of fires in such places as ships, planes, forests and oil fields; the many other life-saving duties firefighters perform in addition to putting out fires; and fire safety/first aid tips important for everyone to know. A difficult, wide-ranging topic has been made understandable and entertaining. Each chapter is amply illustrated with black-and-white photos and line art, showing firefighters in action.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 7-10A thorough introduction to the topic, from the bucket brigades of olden times to the state-of-the-art equipment used today. The author has included a wealth of related information that will be of interest to general readers as well as to students doing research. She presents the science behind how a fire burns, provides short descriptions of important blazes in history, discusses how equipment has changed, and explains the tactics used by modern firefighters to control and extinguish flames. She also covers wildfires; arson; fires on ships, airplanes, and subways; fire safety; and the varied skills and roles of current-day firefighters, including cleaning up spills and search and rescue. These chapters add significantly to the breadth and depth of the book. Numerous black-and-white illustrations, ranging from reproductions depicting equipment and blazes from the past to action photos of contemporary firefighters at work, appear throughout. Lively and informative, this is an excellent addition to nonfiction collections.William C. Schadt, Glacier Park Middle School, Maple Valley, WA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus ReviewsThose who think they've seen everything in the ubiquitous color concept-book genre haven't seen Cabrera's debut, an irresistible take on the subject. An orange-and-black kitten takes children on a trip through his world and invites them to discover his favorite color. In a series of involving spreads, the kitten explores the world and introduces both concepts and colors. Each time the kitten asks if a particular color is it, viewers are treated to a boldly gestural, accomplished oil painting in green, pink, black ("the night when bats swoop and soar"), red, yellow, purple ("the yarn I tangle in my claws"), brown, blue, white ("the clouds floating in the sky"), or orange. "Is it orange? Yes! . . . the color of my mother." The art is childlike and comforting, with broad, visible strokes of the brush. Impish and informational.
- San Val, Incorporated
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- THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
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