All About Color

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Pub Date 26 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 26 Mar 2024

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A fresh picture book of simple but surprising exploration of the art, science, and emotion of color. This mindful meditation encourages children to see the world differently.

Colors don’t exist. The sky is not blue. The grass is not green. A violet is not even violet. But color still plays an important role in our lives. Color can be a signal, as in a traffic light. It can be a call for help, like a life jacket. It can help us stand out or blend in, or feel like part of a team. Colors even affect our mood: red can make us angry, blue can make us sad, and yellow can brighten our day. Young readers will never look at color the same way again.
A fresh picture book of simple but surprising exploration of the art, science, and emotion of color. This mindful meditation encourages children to see the world differently.

Colors don’t exist. The...

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This was really interesting! Honestly, I even learned some things about color. My daughter thought it was really interesting and listened to the entire book even though she’s probably a bit young for the content!

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All About Color is an interesting and different look at the concepts of color. It teaches us about the science of color in a fun and exciting way! The illustrations are bright and fun. It's also cool how the author brings color to emotions. Great book for kids to learn about the colors we see around us!

Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this advanced review copy (ARC) in exchange for my honest review on the book!

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This was so informative! I learned some new things. Definitely a little too advanced for my kiddo but I'll be looking for this one in a few years once he's a bit older. Wonderful illustrations and very pretty however it is definitely for older children as there are a lot of "science" words.

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**Thank you to NetGalley and Charlesbridge for this ARC in exchange for an honest review**

This book provides lots of information about color in our world in a way that's easy for children to understand. We need light to see in color, and what color we see depends on what color is reflected instead of absorbed. It also explains how we use colors as symbols, such as in a traffic light, and how sometimes an animal's color can be a signal to stay back. Big contrast in color can draw your eyes to something, and just the opposite with camouflage. At the end, the author explains a little bit more about how color works.

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This nonfiction picture book has beautiful, unique illustrations and simple text. This book explains what color is and what colors mean, sharing scientific, social, and psychological information in basic, kid-friendly sentences. In the note at the end, the author shares even more information, particularly about how our eyes perceive color.

I would recommend this to parents and educators who want to teach their kids about color in a much deeper way than you typically see presented, and this book will also be thought-provoking and eye-opening for many adults.

If someone has enjoyed this book and wants to take a deeper dive, I would also recommend the book "Before Colors: Where Pigments and Dyes Come From" by Annette Bay Pimentel.

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Good explanation for kids about color. Explains it in basic ways for them to understand! Colorful pictures

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A different take on a picture book about color. Would be useful on a lesson about color and in education setting. I don't feel as though it would have much repeatability on a family bookshelf.

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I love how different and unique this book is compared to the rest of the books which try to teach kids about colours!

This book is a celebration of the different ways what colours can mean to us.

What we should not expect from the book is that this book does not teach about what different colours are.
We can expect good illustrations with different shades of colours and the writing to be read as a short poem.

Love it. I feel this book is meant for older children.

Thank you, Charlesbridge, for the advance reading copy.

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I was provided an uncorrected arc by NetGalley and am thrilled to be able to review this book before it is published. In my opinion this is a great book for any parent / homeschool parent / teacher or anyone wanting to learn about color theory. Color theory in itself, can be complex but this book does a great job introducing the fundamentals. I would recommend this book.

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This book looks at what color is (reflection of light) and how there is no standard understanding of color. Very interesting,

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The best thing about this nonfiction children's picture book is how it uses color to prove how we think of color. For instance, some illustrations did not use the color we normally perceive. Other illustrations use color to show how we project feeling and intent. Intellectually, we understand that the world isn't colored the way we imagine, but this book was a great way of showing it.
Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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Thank you to NetGalley for a preview copy.

Full of vibrant and bold illustrations, All About Color provides a thorough overview of how and why we see colors all around us. Written in a way for children to easily understand.

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