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Poems & Notes About Color

Julie Paschkis

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)



Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Holt Books for Young Readers

On Sale: 07/31/2018

ISBN: 9781250216632

32 Pages, Ages 4-8

Playful poems and facts celebrate the colors of the rainbow in this beautiful nonfiction picture book.

Orange you sweet? Orange you plump and juicy? Orange you my favorite fruit?

Hey - you’re a tangerine!

With information about the science of sight and perception, pigment origins in art and textiles, colloquial expressions and word associations, there's so much to see in each vivid spread—a wonderfully sensory read.


Praise for Vivid

"Paschkis' gouache-on-paper illustrations are elegant, playful, and expressively variable from page to page—each spread displays a new style and mood . . . Full to bursting, juicy, never jammed." —Kirkus Reviews on Vivid: Poems & Notes About Color

"This is a celebration in text and art of words, of language, and of the spaces between and their possibilities. . . . Kids will savor it however they meet it." -The Bulletin, starred review, on Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido

"Paschkis shows herself to be a sensitive observer of the animal kingdom, as well as of language itself, finding humor, eccentricities, and unexpected connections in both." -Publishers Weekly, starred review, on Flutter and Hum / Aleteo y Zumbido

"Endings don't get any happier than in this global tour de force." -School Library Journal, starred review, on Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal


Julie Paschkis

Julie Paschkis is a painter and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People, Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi, and Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella. A love of pattern and of folk art shows in all her work. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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