The Color Wizard

The Color Wizard

by Barbara Brenner, Leo Dillon, Diane Dillon
     
 

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About?The?Bank?Street Ready-To-Read Series

More than seventy years of educational research and innovative teaching have given the Bank Street College of Education the reputation as America’s most trusted name in early childhood education.

Because no two children are exactly alike in their development, we have designed the Bank Street Ready-to-Read

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About?The?Bank?Street Ready-To-Read Series

More than seventy years of educational research and innovative teaching have given the Bank Street College of Education the reputation as America’s most trusted name in early childhood education.

Because no two children are exactly alike in their development, we have designed the Bank Street Ready-to-Read series in three levels to accommodate the individual stages of reading readiness of children ages four through eight.

• Level 1: Getting Ready To Read— (Pre-K to Grade 1) Books are perfect for reading aloud with children who are getting ready to read or are just beginning to read words or phrases.

• Level 2: Reading Together—(Grades 1 to 3) Books are written especially for children who are on their way to reading independently but who may need help.

• Level 3: I Can Read It Myself—(Grades 2 to 3) Books are designed for children able to read on their own. They also can be enjoyed as read-alouds.

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THE COLOR WIZARD

Children will love laughing along with the toe-tapping verse and magical artwork of this easy-to-read page turner as Wizard Gray paints his planet from castle door to sky in every color of the rainbow.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This book is one of the premiere volumes of the Bank Street Ready-to-Read series for four- to eight-year-olds. The books are color-coded not according to age level, but to reading skills: blue for read-alouds, red for beginning readers, yellow for independent readers. The quality of the series, in general, is uneven, especially where artwork is concerned: in a majority of the books, the illustrations tend toward the cartoonish, which is disappointing. The Color Wizard may be the best of the lot: a wizard named Gray, who lives in a gray kingdom, eventually tires of his dull surroundings and begins to experiment with color. Brenner characterizes her snappy text as a ``little rap song,'' and it is well suited for reading aloud. But the real strength of the book lies in the Dillons' carefully crafted pictures. In this team's skillful hands, the wizard's colorless kingdom is transformed into a vibrant and joyous place--and it is that craft, rather than color coding, that really inspires children to read. Ages 4-8. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781899694549
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/22/2015
Pages:
34
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.09(d)

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