These Colors Are BananasKIDS-BANANAS-ds23w $16.95
What color is an apple? A dog? Grass? Young readers will be amazed by the range of possibilities
What color is a banana? It can be at least 25 different shades, according to this artful swatchbook of versatile subjects. An inversion of the way we typically look at color, this book challenges readers' predispositions towards using a particular crayon for a particular object. 11 items are each presented alongside a grid of color ranges: the "apple" page features yellows, greens, and reds; the "egg" page a range of greens to grays; even "grass" is surprising, with suggestions of pink. The read-along text is playful and philosophical, poetic and factual… all towards expanding readers' assumptions. Inspired by the Whitney Museum's approach to looking at art, these books provide a new way to look at the world.
Created for ages 2-4 years. By Phaidon. Published in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Size: 191 x 191 mm (7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in)
Pages: 24 pp
Author: Tamara Shopsin & Jason Fulford
"The marvel of color and its varieties comes to young children in two snug little books by James Fulford and Tamara Shopsin. The first, These Colors Are Bananas, widens the idea of the natural color of natural things... The second... Find Colors, is a scavenger hunt shaped like a board book... The book encourages children to become color hunters, prowling and pouncing and, we can hope, developing an appreciation for the hues they discover."
—Wall Street Journal