White Is For Blueberry

Illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
Greenwillow Books, 2005.

ALA Notable Children’s Book—2005
Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices—2005
Child Magazine. Honorable Mention--2005 Best Picture Book
Texas Library Association 2X2 Reading List-2006

A Kirkus Editors’ Choice, 2005
A Best Book of the Year: Parenting Magazine

If you think you know what color things are, stop and look again. Depending
on when and how you look, snow can be purple. Crows can be pink.
And, blueberry's aren't blue they're white.

A companion to Tomorrow's Alphabet, each page turn is a new puzzle!

“If Georgia O’Keeffe had made a book for young children, it might have looked like this one. Close-ups of natural phenomenon in a vibrant palette combine with strategic pacing to undo the viewer’s preconceptions about color…Easy to read and fun to share, this paean to the wonder of cycles and the rewards of close observation is the perfect prelude to a thoughtful excursion.”

“This ingenious picture book invites the very young to rethink absolutes…a distinctly unconventional book.” HORN BOOK July/August 2005

“This picture book encourages viewers to think differently about the colors they associate with the objects around them, reminding us that leaves are red in the fall and blueberries are white until they ripen…Useful both at home and at school, this visually attractive, conceptually stimulating book provides a sophisticated twist on an old subject.” BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS May 2005

“We often need to be encouraged to look at things in new ways. Here is a 32-page picture book which will force the reader to do just that…I can imagine many uses for this deceptively simple book. Not only might art teachers use it to have people begin to look more closely at colors, but others might use it to illustrate that pre-conceived notions are not always totally correct.”