Colores de la vida: Mexican Folk Art Colors in English and Spanish

Cynthia Weill. Cinco Puntos, $14.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-933693-82-8
Like its predecessors, this color-themed companion to ABeCedarios (2007) and Opuestos (2009) also features the handiwork of Oaxacan sculptors, who contribute stylized and vibrantly painted creatures that show off each color to its fullest and are set against marbled backdrops of the same hue. A pair of winged dragonlike creatures (for yellow/amarillo) seem to shout with glee as a third hatches from an egg, while two purple/morado rabbits, as inky as the night sky, prepare to dive into a pile of carrots. Some readers might wish for IDs for the more unusual animals, but the sculptures are hypnotic. Ages 3–6. (July)
Reviewed on: 05/16/2011
Release date: 06/01/2011
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