Books by Marie Houblon

Released: Oct. 1, 2009

Striking photographs from around the world bring color alive in this vivid introduction to the spectrum. Each four-page spread focuses on a particular color, shown on the first page in pure form with its name, followed by three pages of photographs that portray children, places and objects from around the world and prominently feature said hue. The text points out the presence of the color in each photo and then asks readers if they can find it in their own worlds. Interesting facts about color are interspersed throughout; some additional explanation may be necessary, as the vocabulary and concepts mentioned are at times somewhat advanced. It's too bad the text doesn't allow readers to spot the colors in the photos independently, but the directive to look around outside the book retains an interactive quality. The photos themselves make this a worthy selection; glowing and memorable, they nicely illustrate each color and, with subtlety, point out commonalities and differences across the globe. A good choice for school or home use and an appealing introduction to the world of color. (Informational picture book. 3-6)Read full book review >