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Color Farm Hardcover – September 30, 1990


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (September 30, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0397324405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0397324408
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 9.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

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.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 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
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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A very interactive book.
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Her colors and simple text are a big hit with children and adults who read with them.
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Wonderful and brilliant.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 2000
Format: Board book
I bought this book for my 3-month-old son. He enjoys looking at the bright colors. Every times I turn the pages for him, his whole body responses. He is dancing to it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 25, 2001
Format: Board book
Toddlers love this book because of the vibrant colors. Very young children also enjoy turning pages in books so one-word pages are great. This book is also useful when teaching shapes and colors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cmblock on July 4, 2010
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I purchased this book for my 20M old son who loves books. The book has big pictures, bright colors and shapes that form into different animals. A very interactive book. The only reason why I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 was because when I purchased this book I was unaware that it was not a board book. The book although hard on outside has flipsy, thin pages which are easily ripped while little hand are turning pages, etc. It took my 20M old a little while to get used to this book since he loves flipping the pages. Otherwise great book!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Readstochildren on June 26, 2007
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My pediatrician told me to start reading to my children when they were infants before I put them down for naps or bedtime. Great advice. My children LOVE reading, and it continues to be part of our bedtime routine. This is a great book to read to the really young...3 months and on. Wonderful and brilliant. I give this book to all of my friends. Lois Ehlert is..what can I say....well the woman writes and illustrates really worthwhile books for children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 20, 2002
Format: Board book
Using vibrant colors and die-cuts this book creates the visages of various farm animals. The book appeals to babies and young toddlers and introduces them to various shapes and colors. The die-cuts used to create the various animals are brilliantly conceived. The youngest children at the day care always liked flipping through this book; the color combination really catches one's attention.
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By Snap on May 20, 2014
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Lois Ehlert is a premiere author and picture book illustrator. Her colors and simple text are a big hit with children and adults who read with them. The shapes are so much fun. You can't go wrong with any of her titles. This particular book is really appreciated by the youngest "reader."
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My son loves this book and insists on looking at it every night. I love how the shapes layer together to make different animals.
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By Nyislandgirl on September 28, 2013
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my students loved the book. they learned colors, animals in the farm, and animal sounds. i recommend this book to all teachers and parents.
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