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Samuel Todd's Book of Great Colors


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ISBN 10: 0689315937 / ISBN 13: 9780689315930
Published by Atheneum, 1990
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Title: Samuel Todd's Book of Great Colors

Publisher: Atheneum

Publication Date: 1990

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st ed.

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A deceptively simple concept book filled with sly humor and sharp, childlike observations about colors in the surrounding world. Full color.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K-- This color attribute (rather than identification) book has audience problems. The opening illustration, "A pumpkin is all orange" clearly shows a green stem, and literal-minded children will be quick to point this out. Accurately painted in full color, other foods such as egg yolks, pickles, spinach, and eggplant seem curious choices to demonstrate colors for an age group known for rigid food preferences. A multiracial group of children, each wearing different colored suspenders and different kinds of pants, underlines color variety and diversity: "Some things can be any great color." Paintings of Samuel Todd, Konigsburg's winsome grandson, appear in the opening and closing pages but do not lend much to the child appeal. An open-ended invitation to consider some of the best things that have no color, such as kisses, is followed by an off-putting "Wrong: Kisses are pink." Samuel Todd is shown with a big pink lipstick blot on his cheek, looking confused. Readers probably will be, too. A more focused color attribute book is Mary O'Neill's Hailstones and Halibut Bones (Doubleday, 1973), and a livelier one is Mary Serfozo's Who Said Red? (McElderry, 1988). --Susan Hepler, Arlington Public Library, VA
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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