April 14, 2013

The Other Colors

cover image of The Other Colors
An ABC Book
Valerie Gates

This ABC book features vibrant non-primary colors that are present in our world – each square page has a huge letter facing a photograph of an object and under the letter is an alliterative description of the image: “Khaki kingbirds keep kites knotless” shows a playful scene with elegant color. The “periwinkle pebbles produce pleasing patterns” is a colorful stack of blue-violet stones arranged in a design. We see mauve, wisteria, byzantine, and fandango. Reading the words aloud is fun and the photographs are a visual treat – the alphabet has never looked so good! Ages 6-8