Author: Jack Frerker
Artist: Gary Bilodeaux
I have followed Father Frerker’s work for some time now – I thoroughly enjoy his Father John Wintermann mystery series, and was very much looking forward to this book. Our world is literally colored by color, on so many different levels. That the focus is on children (including the child within) to me seems so appropriate!
The colors in presented in this book are blue, orange, yellow, green, pink, puce, mauve, red, brown, violet, polka dot, black, gray, white, and lavender. There is a short text commentary on each color, as well as a lovely full color drawing. The color blue shows a robin’s nest with blue eggs, and a young boy blowing blue bubbles. The color orange shows an orange cat, carrots, and the sun. The color yellow shows a lemon pie, a banana, and a glass of lemonade. The color pink shows a young girl with a pink balloon, pink cotton candy, and a pink pig.
The tone of the book is very vibrant and upbeat – a wonderful book to share with young children, and with the young at heart. From the book, on the color blue: “Blue is for eyes, as well as for skies. But blue can mean (for feelings) sad, or (for words) bad. Robins’ eggs are a beautiful light blue – but I’m not sure why. Still, when I see one in a nest, I feel glad.”
What an excellent book to put on your holiday gift list! You can find it here – “Colors”.
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