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One World, Many Colors

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I really enjoyed this graphic novel because of its art style and entrenching plot. I would highly recommend this to fans of picture books and interesting stories.
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Really nice visual and sentences to show what around the world is a certain colour. A more wider look for kids to learn colours than other books.
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One World, Many Colors is a beautifully vibrant illustrated book for children by Ben Lerwill and Alette Straathof. Due out 17th March 2020 from Quarto on their Words and Pictures imprint, it's 32 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

The watercolor illustrations are colorful and detailed. There are lots of subtle semi-hidden aspects which invite a closer lingering look. The accompanying text describes a world of connectedness and unity and emphasizes the similarities while celebrating the differences in the world we all share. The writing is simple and understandable for all ages and the book will likely become a favorite read-to-me book. It's an appealing and gentle book full of inclusivity and kindness. I liked it very much.

It would make a superlative reading-circle, classroom, or library read as well as a nice gift for youngsters.

Four stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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Beautiful illustration style but the writing style was quite dry. I wouldn't recommend it for very young readers but I think it would be a good for parents and children to read together.
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This is a beautiful book with stunning illustrations. It speaks about all different places around the world and different animals and people. It shows how all the colors vibe together and work together. It is detailed yet not too wordy for young children.
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Thanks to Net Galley and the publisher for the chance to read an advance copy of this book.

This picture book is one I am going to add to my list of picture books that make great gifts. Beautiful illustrations and a beautiful message.
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We are so lucky to have beautiful colours to appreciate no matter where we travel in this world of ours.  This book highlights the joy and beauty of colours.  It throws a colour party that every culture, country, race, gender and religion are invited to attend. 

Ben Lerwill is a travel writer and Alette Straathof is a talented artist that creates a wonderful non-fiction picture book where readers can learn about colours in a fun, educational way.  The author visits  many locations in the world and points out how: white shines and sparkles in the desert of Oman, in icy Antarctica, and in sunny Australia.  Pink blooms and brightens Japan as cherry blossoms appear in the springtime. It is found in a sweet-smelling Paris Bakery and discovered in a wide lake in Kenya as flamingos come out to feed,  just to name a few scenarios.  

The artwork is wonderful with vibrant, bold, rich colours that enrich the text's message.  Similar colours come out to play and  celebrate their likeness all across the globe. 

Stunning colours flow from country to country binding us together and keeping us spellbound as we take in their magical resplendency.  The book's message is positive, uplifting and unifies us as we connect with familiar colours no matter where our destination lands us.  I highly recommend the book.
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A color book that takes you on a world-wide adventure! A fun way to learn colors and make connections. The illustrations are vivid and playful, and while some examples are what you might expect (yellow NYC taxis), others are more surprising (white Sydney Opera House). I was slightly confused by which colors were included (white and pink) and those that were left out - especially when the author references a rainbow at the end but didn't include orange or purple in the book colors. But that's a technicality because it's the author's choice what colors to write about. All in all, a much better choice than most for learning colors and a fun introduction to exploring the world.
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** I received a digital ARC from NetGalley and Frances Lincoln Children's Books in exchange for an honest review ** 

One World, Many Colors is a stunning non-fiction children’s book by travel writer Ben Lerwill, illustrated by Alette Straathof.

One World, Many Colors takes the readers from the ice-white plains of Antarctica to the soft pink blossoms of the Japanese countryside and much more. This book is an excellent tool for teaching children about our world, its color and most importantly the diversity our planet contains. The message that the author conveys is so important to teach to children. The diversity between all the cities, countries and continents is so important to be recognised, especially in young minds. We should be celebrating this more and this book does an excellent job at doing this. 

One World, Many Colors would be an excellent conversation starter with children, I would imagine after reading this book, children would be excited to go and see what colors they can see in their city or town. Can they find something pink like the Paris bakery or green like the Amazon rainforest?
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From the ice-white plains of Antarctica to the soft pink blossoms of the Japanese countryside to the vibrant reds in an Egyptian sunset, together travel writer Ben Lurwill and illustrator Alette Straathof have created a colourful and vibrant exploration of the world and all the beautiful colours that connect us.

With short, descriptive text linking colours and countries and beautiful, bold illustrations, One World, Many Colours is a book that will capture children's imaginations and take them on an unforgettable journey around the world.
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This is an incredible book!  Beautifully illustrated and written in an almost poetic fashion, this book highlights the colours and sounds of our world.
The author note at the back has this quote and I love it!
"If there's one thing this has taught me, it's that everywhere and everyone, is connected.  We might have different languages and beliefs, different food and traditions, but we all share the same world.  That's why it's so important that we cherish it."
It sums up the book and true vision we should all have.  We do share the world and should learn to love and appreciate the colours, sounds, textures we can find.  Encouraging children and their families to travel to see the sights and colours is a brilliant thing.

I love this book and think it should take centre stage in schools.  It is one of those books that shares the message of loving and appreciating our world.  

Simply beautiful and highly recommended!
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This book carries a great message and conveys it with wonderful water colour illustrations.
It says that everywhere on earth, we humans are connected with each other in most basic properties.
One such connection is color.
With the help of colors various countries and continents are shown with backgrounds and landscapes of common colors.
Artwork is excellent with vivid colours and bold use of all colours especially red and yellow.
A nice coffee table book with great art and great message.
Thanks Quarto publishers for review copy.
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One World, Many Colors provides a quick trip around the world, looking at how different colors appear in different countries yet remain the same color. Lerwill's story is cute and has a few lines per country and three or four countries per color but the passages lacked song-like flow that a reader would have expected. The illustrations were rough but that worked in some areas (animal and environmental images) but did not work in others (humans) but the colors were nice and the illustrations brought the story to life.

Overall, it was a nice book but not one that I can see children asking to read again.

Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - words & pictures for the opportunity to read an advance reading copy.
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This book is beautifully presented with vivid, bright colours used on each page. I love the message that we may all live in different parts of the world, but we are all connected.

Not only would children be able to learn about colours in a fun page, they are able to learn facts about different countries. A world map at the end of the story brings everything together and allows the reader to see where the place is on the map. 

Another great non fiction book from Quarto Publishing. Thank you for an advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review. 
#OneWorldManyColors #Netgalley
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One World, Many Colors is a beautiful picture book that shows beauty from around the world while teaching colors. The art really is lovely (aside from rather busy and confusing cover art), and the subjects of each painted illustration range from urban to rural to wilderness, featuring people from many different areas of the world (Brazil, Vietnam, France, United States, etc) as well as a great variety of flora and fauna. The art is not only beautiful at a quick glance, but features little details that can be noticed upon more careful examination. The text is small black lettering, so this is definitely a book to read to a child, not an early reading text. But given the lovely art and diverse subject matter, this should be a book that is a pleasure to share with the children in your life. I will be keeping this in mind for future gifts for the children in my life.

Thank you to #NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for letting me read a digital advanced copy of #oneworldmanycolors . This is my honest opinion.
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I enjoyed this book! It will do great at educating children on different colors, and different aspects of them around the world. The illustrations were also very well done.
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I received an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

A beautifully illustrated book for children about not only all the different colours there are in the world but how the world is for all of us to enjoy and share no matter where we live and who we are (culturally, religiously, race, gender etc). This is a lovely book and I loved the map at the end which shows with a symbol from each country where it is on the map.
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The theme and ideas in this book are nice. The illustrations are pleasing and the summary and map at the end of the book make a great visual for all of the places mentioned. I learned that the Antarctic Ocean is now called the Southern Ocean. I also had to check the "blossom of Japan" because I thought it should be "blossoms" and think that kids would expect that as well. This would be a good beginning book to point out the idea of "we are all different, we are all the same", but it lacks a bit of oomph.
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Clearly written descriptive text and bright, colorful, detailed illustrations show how color brightens our world. A map at the end of the book shows where these same sights can be found. This is an appealing and useful book to share with young readers to broaden their sense of place and their enjoyment and appreciation of color.
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The cover and title intrigued me and I am happy I was approved for an advanced reader copy. This book is a charming look at different parts of the world with all the colours of the rainbow. The illustrations are beautiful and eye catching paintings and the text of each country is interesting and entertaining.
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