From School Library Journal
Grade 2–5—A perplexing follow-up to One Red Dot
(S & S, 2005). Intricately designed paper sculptures are paired with fragmented text containing words in alphabetical order. In each of the nine boldly colored spreads, readers are asked to look for a "Blue 2" hidden somewhere in the illustration. Both the language and the images are highly abstract ("Jubilant Kookiness Laughing" is paired with white pop-up cones emitting colorful curving lines and dots); the vocabulary is often quite challenging ("Mobile Nonsense Oscillating"); and some of the concepts are difficult to grasp ("Exploding Yin and Yang Zone"). Often, the sought-after Blue 2 is a bit too elusive. While the pop-ups are innovative and exciting and the graphic design is enticing, this book will be beyond the grasp of many young readers.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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About the Author
David A. Carter is a master paper engineer and creator of the Bugs series, which has sold more than 6 million copies. Also the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Color series, featuring One Red Dot
, Blue 2
, 600 Black Spots
, Yellow Square
, and White Noise
, he lives in Auburn, California, with his wife and two daughters.