White Rabbit's Color Book

Alan Baker, Author
Alan Baker, Author Kingfisher $9.95 (24p) ISBN 978-1-85697-953-5
Reviewed on: 02/28/1994
Release date: 03/01/1994
Paperback - 24 pages - 978-0-7534-5254-7
Paperback - 22 pages - 978-0-590-22499-4
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Each of these innovative concept books adds an extra dimension to the usual lessons about letters, colors, shapes and numbers. ABC , like so many other alphabet books, starts out with an apple, but then departs from the expected: the familiar fruit becomes the subject of Black and White Rabbit's painting in a wry and often very messy journey from A to Z. 1,2,3 combines a counting lesson with animal identification (and more art) as Gray Rabbit molds piles of colored clay into a variety of figures. In Shape , Brown Rabbit investigates the contents of a brightly wrapped package. White Rabbit, in Color , shows off the mixable properties of the primary colors when she immerses herself in three big tubs of paint. Sweet-natured humor infuses the clear, precise artwork, and Baker's talented bunnies are as winsome as can be. Ages 6 mos.-3 yrs. (Mar.)
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