From the Publisher
"The stylized representations of flower species are labeled throughout, allowing young children to get an idea of how each flower type contributes to the rainbow effect."--Booklist
"A splendid beginning book of colors and flowers cleverly arranged for young readers."--The Horn Book
"Young readers will love watching the garden grow."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A dazzling celebration . . . of the garden, the power of shape and color, and the harmony of text and image."--School Library Journal
Barnes & Noble Staff
Ehlert's simple text and bright, graphic art introduce children to colors, flowers, and gardening in this cheerful concept book. Seeds, bulbs, and corns, all labeled, are planted in the ground and blossom into gay flowers. Following is a series of cleverly layered pages: each is edged with a color of the rainbow, and conceals flowers of the spectrum. Readers will be dazzled by their bright array!
In a companion to Growing Vegetable Soup, Lois Ehlert's signature stylized shapes and flat, bright colors bring forth a bountiful garden in Planting a Rainbow. Die-cut pages featuring one color per spread play up this celebration of seeds sprouting into an array of blossoms that boast the colors of the rainbow. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Publishers Weekly lauds Ehlert's "vivid, abstract art" in her books. Wonder, humor, and whimsy characterize her illustrative approach to the natural world. And her stories are full of drama. Young children delight in the arresting graphics while still eager to have you turn the page: What happens next? 1992 (orig.