Color Zoo

Color Zoo

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by Lois Ehlert
     
 

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What do a tiger, a mouse, and a fox have in common? They are all formed from shapes. Using die-cut pages, Lois Ehlert introduces animals, shapes, and color in this brilliantly designed board book. See more details below

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What do a tiger, a mouse, and a fox have in common? They are all formed from shapes. Using die-cut pages, Lois Ehlert introduces animals, shapes, and color in this brilliantly designed board book.

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Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Ehlert has great talent for creating books that are deceptively simple, yet challenging and rewarding for young children. Color Zoo has been issued in a board book format. It features animals in a series of die-cut pages that reveal a progression of animal faces by changing shapes and colors. 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. A companion book is Color Farm.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- This uniquely designed book features a series of cutouts stacked so that with each page turn, a layer is removed to reveal yet another picture. Each configuration is an animal: a tiger's face (a circle shape) and two ears disappear with a page turn to leave viewers with a square within which is a mouse. The mouse's square frame, removed, reveals a fox. There are three such series, and each ends with a small round-up of the shapes used so far. That's not all. On the reverse of the turned page is the shape cutout previously removed with the shape's printed name. While the tiger and lion are not easy to identify in their geometrically shaped components, children will readily name the seven others and will delight in identifying both animals and shapes. Boldly designed pages easily carry to the rear of the room during story hours, and brilliant juxtapositions of vibrant primary colors will make children's eyes tingle. --Susan Hepler, formerly at Windsor Public Library, Conn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780397322596
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
133,834
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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