Of Colors and Things

Tana Hoban, Author, Tana Hoban, Illustrator Greenwillow Books $16 (21p) ISBN 978-0-688-07534-7
A bright blue comb, a pair of fire-engine red mittens, a vibrant yellow butterfly: the pages of the inimitable Hoban's ( 26 Letters and 99 Cents ; Shapes, Shapes, Shapes ) latest offering fairly burst with glossy, glorious color. The rainbow objects she presents here are at once familiar and fresh, all of them a treat for the eye. And her striking, sumptuous photographs prove once more that wordless books can captivate and entertain children. The layout of the book is simple and elegant: each page is quartered by a ribbon of color, and in three of the four quadrants are objects of corresponding hue--jellybeans, pinwheels and toy dinosaurs; in the fourth quarter is a bright object that combines many primary colors. These pages will undoubtedly provide a satisfying give-and-take between parent and child--this is a splashy offering. Ages 3-up. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1989
Release date: 04/01/1989
Board Books - 1 pages - 978-0-688-16389-1
Hardcover - 978-0-688-16425-6
Hardcover - 21 pages - 978-0-688-07535-4
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-606-11696-1
Prebound-Sewn - 24 pages - 978-0-613-95061-9
Paperback - 24 pages - 978-0-688-04585-2
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