Ready for Red highlights an urban environment through the cheeks of children playing in the snow, a bucket of berries to be made into jam, and city traffic lights and fire engines. Gorgeous collage watercolors and lyrical, light poems teach children about the role individual colors play in our everyday livesmaking "everyday" mean something very special!
My First Colors is a unique series that introduces children to the wonderful colors and shades in the world around them. Gorgeous watercolor collages and lyrical, light poems teach children about the role colors play in our everyday lives.
Each book in the My First Colors series focuses on one of the primary colors, with a poetic text evoking the special qualities of its many shades. Every spread is a marvelous collage of torn paper aglow with flowing water-colors. The texture of the original illustrations comes through in these sparkling reproductions, making children want to touch the pages and seek colorful objects all around them.
Children will learn that a single word can encompass many shades of meaning, and that colors are what make everyday life vivid and exciting!
Other Details: 20 illustrations in full color 32 pages 8 1/4 x 8 1/4" Published 1998
Author Biography: Candace Whitman has written and illustrated three previous children's books. Her book Night Is Like an Animal (1995) was named one of the New York Times' 10 best children's books of the year. She holds degrees from Yale and from New York University and has taught art in elementary schools both in the United States and in Europe. She currently teaches art education at New York University.