PreSchool-Grade 1-- This uniquely designed book features a series of cutouts stacked so that with each page turn, a layer is removed to reveal yet another picture. Each configuration is an animal: a tiger's face (a circle shape) and two ears disappear with a page turn to leave viewers with a square within which is a mouse. The mouse's square frame, removed, reveals a fox. There are three such series, and each ends with a small round-up of the shapes used so far. That's not all. On the reverse of the turned page is the shape cutout previously removed with the shape's printed name. While the tiger and lion are not easy to identify in their geometrically shaped components, children will readily name the seven others and will delight in identifying both animals and shapes. Boldly designed pages easily carry to the rear of the room during story hours, and brilliant juxtapositions of vibrant primary colors will make children's eyes tingle. --Susan Hepler, formerly at Windsor Public Library, Conn.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"A masterpiece of graphic design." -- -- ALA 1990 Caldecott Committee.
"A masterpiece of graphic design." -- ALA 1990 Caldecott Committee.
Purchased this as a gift for my friend's grandchild as my son (and I) enjoyed it very much and they had already received a copy.Published 1 month ago by Homeshoppr
My 6 month old has loved this book and Color Farm basically since he was born. We read to him a lot, but if he is ever complaining about other books, this is the stand-by. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MissMare
Review from mom of a one-year-old: He loves the Color Zoo too- maybe even more. He thinks the shapes are so funny and likes turning the pages with the cutouts!Published 4 months ago by Boo
My 16 month old likes to identify the shapes she knows and the colors are engaging but it only holds her attention for so long. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Deborah Kelly
When I ordered it, I didn't quite understand how ingenious this book's design would be, or even what it would really look like. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Maureen Thomas