K-Gr 2-This engaging story is also a concept book and an exercise in problem solving. Serafin begins the day by playing his saxophone. He travels through the forest, fields, and stream, occasionally stopping to enjoy the scenery and to interact with the animals he meets. He picks a flower, but none of the animals likes its color; when Lion and Crocodile begin to argue over which color is best, Serafin decides to take the problem to his grandfather, who is a painter. Through the boy's activities and experiences, youngsters are informed about the formation of colors. The Spanish text is simple and precise and is, for the most part, accessible to newly independent readers. Younger children will enjoy listening to it. Bright, colorful illustrations add detail and visual clues.-Vianela Rivas, New York Public Library Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.