COLORS THAT LULI LOVES by Rotem  Omri
Best of 2012

COLORS THAT LULI LOVES

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Age Range: 1 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

An appropriately bright primer on the major colors, this tour through the rainbow seems ideally suited to toddlers learning to associate words with objects.

Luli, who has red, spaghettilike hair and appears to be made of clay, enjoys colors the way most people enjoy the changing seasons. On each page, she interacts with similar clay-made objects of a distinct color, from red and orange through the spectrum to white and the black of nighttime that ends the story. In Luli's world, "Yellow paints everything shiny and bright / Bananas and sunflowers, a special delight." As ever-present small butterflies flutter, a yellow monkey holds a large banana, and Luli basks under a huge, buttery sun. Luli's clothing and activity change on each page (but not her hair). The color list is by no means complete, but the app feels about the right length, and few children will quibble when they see Luli sailing down a rainbow at the story's conclusion. While the text, all flutters and sugar with cream, may seem oversweet to adult readers, it is age-appropriate for children young enough to be learning to name colors. The app's narration is clunkily hidden in a set of lips that must be activated manually on each page, but understated animations and the well-composed clay imagery more than make up for that misstep.

Luli's love of colors comes across as both genuine and infectious. (iPad storybook app. 18 mo.-5)


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Pub Date: June 7th, 2012
Publisher: Rotem Omri & Rachel Mislovaty
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2012




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