Is For Blueberry
by Laura Dronzek.
Greenwillow Books, 2005.
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.
to Tomorrow's Alphabet, each page turn is a new puzzle!
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.”
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL May 2005.
“This ingenious picture book invites the very young to rethink absolutes…a
distinctly unconventional book.” HORN BOOK July/August 2005
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
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
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