As in the previous Anglund books, A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, Childhood Is a Time of Innocence, Love Is a Special Way...

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WHAT COLOR IS LOVE?

As in the previous Anglund books, A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, Childhood Is a Time of Innocence, Love Is a Special Way of Feeling, the title identifies a thoughty thought not to be faulted by any right thinker. The illustrations are of the thoroughly familiar Anglund children, a style that might be called post-Hummel marzipan. Some are drawn in color and some are in black and white and all the children are posed against a text that runs to--""In a garden all the flowers are different colors, but they live happily together...side by side."" The skin tones employed are not distinct. There is one child shown who might be Chinese or just suffering a touch of jaundice. Two more are rather dark but considerably lighter than the average Sicilian. The total effect brings to mind the book review attributed to Abraham Lincoln: ""People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like."" The market is as assured as it is for red velvet valentines bearing the word ""Mother"" in gold.

Pub Date: March 23, 1966

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966