Color Farm

Color Farm

by Lois Ehlert
     
 

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On this form you can view Animal ears and whiskers too.
Lots of animals to be found,
Shapes and colors ail around.
Look at beaks and snouts with me.
Make some more for us to see.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)
Parenting Honorable Mention, Reading Magic Award  See more details below

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On this form you can view Animal ears and whiskers too.
Lots of animals to be found,
Shapes and colors ail around.
Look at beaks and snouts with me.
Make some more for us to see.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)
Parenting Honorable Mention, Reading Magic Award

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Through imaginative use of cutouts, Ehlert ( Color Zoo ) has created two books in one. Each recto page shows a barnyard animal--cow, chicken, rooster, duck--composed almost entirely of geometric shapes. Turn the page, and the verso shows one of those shapes cut out and labeled on a contrasting background. Ehlert's characteristically electric palette and her strong, sure sense of design make this a stimulating primer of basic shapes and familiar animals. The book will also encourage awareness of and experimentation with the ways shapes combine to form--or even simply suggest--the objects in our world. Ages 1-5. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Ehlert has great talent for creating books that are deceptively simple, yet challenging and rewarding for young children. Color Farm, has been issued in a board book format. It features farm animals in a series of die-cut pages that reveal a progression of animal faces by changing shapes and colors. A die-cut square creates an image of a rooster; turn the page and the rooster is now a duck. The book has three sets of die-cut pages that progress through a series of three animals and then a final page with all the shapes creating a pattern. My favorite series is "cat, cow, pig". A companion book is Color Zoo. The original
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- ``Elegant pizazz'' might best describe this latest concept book of shapes and colors. Each solid-colored page displays a single cut-out shape (square, triangle, circle, oval, etc.) in its center. Around this cut-out are other printed shapes placed in a collage manner to suggest a familiar animal, which is named in bold at the bottom of the page. Depth in the design is expertly executed by means of page overlays, so that the animals' shapes build upon each other, one by one. Rooster (a square face) has been overlayed upon Duck, (octagon), which in turn has been built upon Chicken (pentagon). Verso pages label the shape that was cut out. At the end of the sequence, a single page shows, in review, the shapes and their names. Brightness, boldness, and sturdiness combine with a basic concept and unique design to inspire children to beg for some scraps of colored paper to make their own animals. Be prepared for requests from teachers to save a copy for their classroom collections or unit studies. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397324415
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Lois Ehlert is the Caldecott Honor winning author and illustrator of Color Zoo, as well as Color Farm, and Circus. She is also the illustrator of many other books including Crocodile Smile by Sarah Weeks, and A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy. She lives in Milwaukee, WI.

Lois Ehlert is the Caldecott Honor winning author and illustrator of Color Zoo, as well as Color Farm, and Circus. She is also the illustrator of many other books including Crocodile Smile by Sarah Weeks, and A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy. She lives in Milwaukee, WI.

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