Color farm

Lois Ehlert

Book - 1990

The rooster, dog, sheep, cow, pig, and other animals on a farm are made up of colorful shapes such as square, circle, rectangle, and triangle. Features die-cut pages.

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Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Lippincott c1990.
Language
English
Main Author
Lois Ehlert (-)
Physical Description
unpaged : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780397324415
9780397324408
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Review by Booklist Review

Ages 2-5. As with last year's Color Zoo, Ehlert creates a playful flip-through menagerie from geometric graphics and overlays. Each page of heavy paper has a central cutout surrounded by simple shapes of strong color. The designs stack up to form stylized faces of barnyard animals, with the changing combinations creating new faces as pages are turned. Every fourth page contains a review of the shapes seen so far, and there is a parade of all the animals at the book's end. However, for some reason the color chart, which appeared in the earlier book, has been omitted here. The clear, inventive layout and vivid colors make toying with the pages almost irresistible. A fun lesson in shape recognition. ~--Leone McDermott

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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Through imaginative use of cutouts, Ehlert ( Color Zoo ) has created two books in one. Each recto page shows a barnyard animal--cow, chicken, rooster, duck--composed almost entirely of geometric shapes. Turn the page, and the verso shows one of those shapes cut out and labeled on a contrasting background. Ehlert's characteristically electric palette and her strong, sure sense of design make this a stimulating primer of basic shapes and familiar animals. The book will also encourage awareness of and experimentation with the ways shapes combine to form--or even simply suggest--the objects in our world. Ages 1-5. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-- ``Elegant pizazz'' might best describe this latest concept book of shapes and colors. Each solid-colored page displays a single cut-out shape (square, triangle, circle, oval, etc.) in its center. Around this cut-out are other printed shapes placed in a collage manner to suggest a familiar animal, which is named in bold at the bottom of the page. Depth in the design is expertly executed by means of page overlays, so that the animals' shapes build upon each other, one by one. Rooster (a square face) has been overlayed upon Duck, (octagon), which in turn has been built upon Chicken (pentagon). Verso pages label the shape that was cut out. At the end of the sequence, a single page shows, in review, the shapes and their names. Brightness, boldness, and sturdiness combine with a basic concept and unique design to inspire children to beg for some scraps of colored paper to make their own animals. Be prepared for requests from teachers to save a copy for their classroom collections or unit studies. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Horn Book Review

Ehlert uses an array of brilliant graphics with carefully planned die-cuts to introduce a number of geometric shapes discovered in the visages of familiar farm animals. In the concluding double-page spread, the entire cast is assembled for review, bringing the book to a colorful conclusion. From HORN BOOK 1990, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

This companion to Color Zoo (Caldecott Honor Book, 1990) again combines basic shapes--in splendid colors that truly define ""vibrant""--with strategically placed apertures in the pages, creating evolving forms that convey nine familiar animals. Like its predecessor, an outstanding concept book. Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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