Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Storytime: Colour Farm

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today we read Color Farm

Through imaginative use of cutouts, Ehlert 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. 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.  {Recommended for} Ages 1-5.
Book review: Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Umm An-Nu'man: Some of the animals were not obvious and I had to take a second look to see how the shapes made the animal indicated. The colours are very bold and this attracts young eyes. This is not a book I would choose to have in my personal home/school library but as a book to check out from the library or have in your classroom library, 'Color Farm' is passable. It may depend entirely on whether or not your child(ren) like the style that Lois Ehlert illustrates in - so I suppose it is a matter of preference and taste...waallaahu a'lam.

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