PARADE OF COLORS by Patrisha Robertson

PARADE OF COLORS

Cirque du Soleil
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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

It would be easy to dismiss this as an ad for the darkly whimsical Cirque du Soleil, but it works quite splendidly as a child’s garden of color. Robertson takes photographs from three of the circus’s performances (Quidam, Dralion, and Varekai) and creates a vibrant rhymed text. Color is her theme: each page has the title of the act pictured, and focuses on a key hue. “They’re angels! / Good heavens! / I say, bless their noses! / They’re rich, ruby RED / like the fanciest roses!” While there are an awful lot of exclamation points, and some of the vocabulary is a little advanced (Le Dandy, in ORANGE, is upright as “a Roman frieze”), Robertson even does a little color blending, as when Dreamer & Ringmaster, in BLUE and YELLOW, sit on a cape of GREEN. Sophisticated and nicely composed. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-8109-4515-0
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2003




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