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Ruby, Violet, Lime: Looking for Color (Jane Brocket's Clever Concepts) Library Binding – 1 Sep 2011

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  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780761346128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761346128
  • ASIN: 0761346120
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.8 x 25.5 cm
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"With its focus on color, Brocket's second in her Clever Concepts series is as much a visual and adjectival feast as her first was (Spiky, Slimy, Smooth: What Is Texture?, 2011). Addressing readers directly, Brocket makes kids feel as if they are going on an adventure along with her--a search for colors. While brief, the text accomplishes much: It links colors with emotions and adjectives, introduces primary and secondary colors and shades, names the items found in the photos and gives children some synonyms for the common colors. 'Green is crisp and lively. Lime frosting, mint-green striped socks, emerald lettuces, and jade gardens are fresh and zingy.' Going beyond Roy G. Biv, brown, black and white, gray and pink as well as the metallic colors of silver and gold are also included. But it is the photographs that steal the show. Isolating each featured color in snapshots (often close-ups) of everyday objects, the spreads are completely filled with a grid of three to five photos that prove to readers that colors can be found anywhere and everywhere. From food and flowers to clothing and buildings, everything has a color, and readers may never look at the world around them in quite the same way. Worthy of even the most overflowing of colorful collections, this is sure to be the beginning of many a color adventure, both in school and out." --Kirkus Reviews


"Beyond the realm of 'the triangle is red' is a book that brings color to real life for young readers. The photographs are amazing as they include over-exaggerated red flowers, blue jeans, and pink buildings! What makes this book really pop is the word choice. These extremely brightly colored objects are described with such tags as 'ruby flowers, ' 'indigo jeans, ' and 'bubblegum buildings.' The distinction between primary and secondary colors is explained quite plainly, along with metallic colors and different shades. Feelings are identified with a few of the colors, including 'Black is strong and serious' and 'Green is crisp and lively.' With its pictures of fuzzy socks, jelly beans, and chestnut fudge, this book can be read over and over again to an early learner and never get boring." --Library Media Connection


"Brocket's vivid photos use a variety of foods, flowers, textiles, and architectural details to introduce the concept of color in the world. Strawberries, lemons, and a blue door illustrate the primary colors, as does a single outdoor scene with a red boat and yellow bulldozer against a blue sky. Each color has its own spread with three to four photos and simple text that uses synonyms for the more familiar terms. 'Green is crisp and lively. Lime frosting, mint-green striped socks, emerald lettuces, and jade gardens are fresh and zingy.' Attributing adjectives to each color helps enlarge the concept for young listeners. Fiery orange features 'copper berries, a tangerine sunset, amber peppers, and flame-colored flowers.' 'Strong and serious' black is illustrated by 'jet-black staircases, coal-colored bricks, and ebony iron gates.' Metallics and colors in many shades expand the concept still further. Reminiscent of Tana Hoban's photo essays, this eye-catching, language-rich book offers youngsters a sensory, mind-stretching treat." --School Library Journal


"In this energizing exploration of color, brilliant close-up photos are accompanied by rich descriptions, encouraging readers to recognize the wonderful and varied shades of color in the world around them. An inspiring launching point for art projects, the book also offers some straightforward art terminology such as primary and secondary colors." --The Horn Book Guide


About the Author

Jane Brocket is the author of The Gentle Art of Domesticity (2007) and The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking (2010) and of two books based on the wonderful things characters eat and do in classic children's books: Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer (2008) and Ripping Things to Do (2009)--a selection of the pieces in these two books has been collected into one volume for the US as Turkish Delight and Treasure Hunts (Perigee, 2010). She is currently writing a series of four Clever Concepts books for Millbrook Press. She has a knitting book to be published in 2011 and two more craft books in the pipeline.

Jane enjoys knitting, quilting, sewing, baking, growing flowers, and taking photographs of the things she makes as well as details of the world around her. She loves color, pattern, texture, shapes, and objects. And, above all, she love books and reading.

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