Full Color

Full Color

by Etienne Delessert, Etienne Delessrt
     
 

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The world of colors is one of the first that children come to know. But no introduction is quite like Full Color, here reissued from Creative Editions' 2008 original in a smaller format suited for smaller hands. The strange, wonderful creatures of artist Etienne Delessert present all the colors of the rainbow, identify the primary colors, and illustrate howSee more details below

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The world of colors is one of the first that children come to know. But no introduction is quite like Full Color, here reissued from Creative Editions' 2008 original in a smaller format suited for smaller hands. The strange, wonderful creatures of artist Etienne Delessert present all the colors of the rainbow, identify the primary colors, and illustrate how three colors can make countless others. Mixing a dab of education with a swirl of lighthearted illustrations, Full Color is a blend of pure fun!

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With characteristic irreverence, Delessert's oversize introduction to color theory takes what in lesser hands is often a didactic lesson and carries it into the realm of the fantastical. Bulbous-headed creatures energetically embody the colors of the rainbow and, through simple similes, demonstrate the appearance of color in nature: "Orange like flames" and "Violet like a tulip." The use of broad white space enhances the intensity of colors, as does the enlarged scale and the eye-level perspective. As the creatures interact, palettes blend. A timid handshake between yellow and blue makes green. Red and blue fuse into purple via a friendly kick in the derriere and, when the players commingle like Cirque du Soleil acrobats, they result in brown. While concrete thinkers may search for a familiar creature in the shape-shifting species, others will appreciate their ambiguity and their joie de vivre. Ages 7-up. (Sept.)

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Delessert presents the colors of the rainbow, each on a large double page, with a few evocative words and imaginative images. Red, for example, is "like a kid blushing;" indigo, "like dye;" violet, "like a tulip." He then moves on to show the mixing of the primary colors; then to spreads where "a white surface reflects all colors," while "a black surface absorbs all colors." A large area is required to provide the proper emotional impact for each color along with time to respond to the typical Delessert creatures, who offer comic action as they change with the colors. The happy multicolored fellow on the cover with paintbrush in hand and broad toothless smile sets the tone. Color is applied in large smooth areas almost suggesting airbrush with sensuous surfaces. This book could support early investigation of colors but also can lead to more sophisticated exploration of their emotional content. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568462066
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Creative Editions Ser.
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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