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Red, Yellow, Blue and You
     

Red, Yellow, Blue and You

by Candace Whitman
 

An essential board book for young children illustrated with vibrant red, yellow, and blue colors of everyday objects.

Red, Yellow, Blue, and You, an adaptation of Abbeville’s beautiful My First Colors series, features each primary color to teach children about the role of red, yellow, and blue in their everyday lives. The texture of

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An essential board book for young children illustrated with vibrant red, yellow, and blue colors of everyday objects.

Red, Yellow, Blue, and You, an adaptation of Abbeville’s beautiful My First Colors series, features each primary color to teach children about the role of red, yellow, and blue in their everyday lives. The texture of watercolor collages makes children want to touch the pages and, with sturdy pages and a padded cover, Red, Yellow, Blue, and You is tough enough to withstand the daily (and nightly) wear and tear of little hands.

“Are you ready for red?” ranges from buckets of berries to urban landscapes of stop signs and fire engines. Asking, “What can you do with yellow?” bright watercolors of lions, lemons, bumblebees, and taxis fill the pages. And “Bring on the blue!” introduces a countryside of forget-me-nots, bluefish, and a starry night sky.

With collages of torn paper watercolors and simple poetic text, this attractive board book will be enjoyed time and time again. Young children will learn that a single word can encompass many “shades” of meaning, and that colors are what make everyday life vivid and exciting.

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"Luscious watercolor collages form the raison d'etre for this celebration of the primary colors." — Kirkus Reviews
Kirkus Reviews
Luscious watercolor collages form the raison d'etre for this celebration of the primary colors. The oversized trim beautifully accommodates the softly textured forms, torn to ensure no sharp edges. Familiar-roses, the sun, the ocean-shares space with the unexpected-a red rooster, a giraffe, blueberry pie. The rhyming text carries the reader along easily, always relating the colors ultimately to the all-important "you."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789209696
Publisher:
Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Series:
My First Colors Series
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Read an Excerpt


Excerpt from Red, Yellow, Blue, and You

It's a brand new day,
so much to see and do.
Colors are everywhere:
RED and YELLOW and BLUE.

Roses bloom and meet the day,
they always smell so sweet.
Berries are for breakfast,
they're a red that you can eat.

Meet the Author


Cynthia Vance is an actor and the director of the Abbeville Family division. She has received critical recognition for her work in theater, film, and television. Red, Yellow, Blue, and You is her first children's book. She lives in New York City with her husband, Abbeville Press publisher Robert E. Abrams, and their son Nathaniel.

This will be illustrator Candace Whitman’s twelfth children’s book, with her 1995 Night is Like an Animal named one of The New York Times 10 Best Children’s Books of the Year. Whitman is also the author and illustrator of Abbeville’s My First Colors series, comprised of Ready for Red, Bring on the Blue, and Yellow and You. She holds degrees from Yale and New York University, has taught art in elementary schools in the U.S. and abroad, and is currently studying for a master’s degree in theology from Princeton.

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