Splish! Splash! Sploosh! A little girl is about to discover the wonders of mixing colors. With the sound of paint splatter, a bright blue elephant named EleBooyah enters the scene. She wants to help paint, too, and pretty soon the girl and her elephant are playing with all the colors of the rainbow. What do blue and yellow make? A funky green frog! And red and blue? An enormous purple octopus king! What other creatures are waiting for the splatter of paint on a brush to join the raucous painting party?
Charles George Esperanza’s author/illustrator debut is a riot of color and magic. Esperanza's rhythmic stanzas and vibrant illustrations tickle the imagination, and this is sure to become a staple color book for kids across the country.
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|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Charles George Esperanza, illustrator of Jackie and Me, was born the second of six kids. The South Bronx is where he first opened his eyelids. A land shrouded in bright colored decay, the birthplace of graffiti and the hip-hop DJ! He paints fantasy worlds of elephants, and castles too! Accompanying this wonder is some promising truth. Charles has a voice that is seldom heard. A fusion of jazz, distorted guitars, and chirping birds. He resides in the Bronx, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First off, let me just say that my little cousin can't get enough of this book. I can't even begin to count how many times he's made me read it to him. There's a certain coolness that just jumps out at you from every page. Also, I love the illustrations. They're so bold and unique. I'm not sure I've ever seen artwork quite like this before. It's all just very exciting to look at. There's so much movement, fantastic colors, and great use of brushstrokes. It has the feeling of a kid's imagination put on paper.
In Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!), we are introduced to a little girl (who is unnamed) and a blue elephant named EleBooyah who are about to discover the wonder and fun of mixing colors. Each color gets three double-page spreads. There’s a surprising and surreal twist at the end when the little girl mixes all the colors together — be sure not to miss the fold-out! The artwork is stunning. In my experience with children’s picture books, I really haven’t come across this kind of artistic style before. The art is fresh and modern. There is a strong sense of energy and motion, fun and excitement. It’s like high-end street art. There is a musical vibe too as the colors the little girl and EleBooyah paint with are noisy! The paint makes all sorts of fun sounds like splish, splash, sploosh, swoosh, swish, and swash! Red and yellow "jam" to make orange. A trumpet emits blue and red sound waves. I can totally see how Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White, Too!) will inspire kids to embrace their inner artists, get imaginative, and have their own painting adventures, elephant optional ;) Disclosure: I received a complimentary review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own.