BONNIE'S BLUE HOUSE by Kelly Asbury

BONNIE'S BLUE HOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 This color-concept book from newcomer Asbury has much going for it. The spare text (``I am Bonnie and this is my cat, Bluebonnet'') and the two-color illustrations (black and blue on a bed of white) are simple, direct, and oddly comforting. Bonnie recounts a day in her life: She introduces readers to her home, cavorts with her pals in a tree fort and swimming pool, sups, watches TV, reads her dad a bedtime story. For the most part, Asbury has chosen the vehicles for his color with a nod toward familiarity--blue water, blueberry pie, blue eyes (small, ghoulish buttons)--and sometimes with real invention: the flicker of the cathode ray, the glow of moonlight. The blue tree, on the other hand, is discordant. Two companion volumes, Rusty's Red Vacation (ISBN 0-8050-4021-8) and Yolanda's Yellow School (- 4023-4), take Asbury's color message aptly into those realms. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-8050-4022-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1997