Colors! / Colores!

Colors! / Colores!

Written by: Luján, Jorge
Illustrated by: Grobler, Piet
Translated by: Simon, John
Translated by: Parfitt, Rebecca
ages 5 to 9 / grades K to 4

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Noted poet Jorge Lujan and South Africa's illustrious illustrator Piet Grobler teamed up to produce this exquisite celebration of color.

As day turns into night, we are given fleeting, evocative glimpses of the qualities inherent in a range of colors. An antelope and some children are pictured inhabiting this delicate world.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.5
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Noted poet Jorge Lujan and South Africa's illustrious illustrator Piet Grobler teamed up to produce this exquisite celebration of color.

As day turns into night, we are given fleeting, evocative glimpses of the qualities inherent in a range of colors. An antelope and some children are pictured inhabiting this delicate world.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.5
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Feb 1, 2008
Specifications 36 pages | 9.6 in x 11.4 in
Written By Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. Jorge lives in Mexico City. Visit Jorge Luján's website: http://jorgelujan.com/home.htm
Illustrated by Piet Grobler is South Africa's most celebrated illustrator for children. His work has been published around the world.
Written By
Jorge Luján is a prolific and highly respected author and poet. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest illustrators to create an outstanding body of work. Jorge lives in Mexico City. Visit Jorge Luján's website: http://jorgelujan.com/home.htm
Illustrated by
Piet Grobler is South Africa's most celebrated illustrator for children. His work has been published around the world.
Audience ages 5 to 9 / grades K to 4
Reading Levels Lexile AD540L
Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.5

“The language is by turns playful, contemplative and exuberant but always imbued with a subtle lyrical quality...This book pairs Lujan's text with the equally strong illustrations of Piet Grobler...Grobler's watercolour illustrations combine small whimsically detailed figures with loose wide bleeds of colour, each one managing to reflect the mood of the text perfectly. This is a lush and beautiful book...The English text is flawless while still preserving a subtle sense of linguistic magic and surprise...the book is captivating, aesthetically rich, linguistically fine-tuned, masterful...profoundly appealing...accessible for a preschool audience, [and] the originality and strength of the images will give it continued appeal for a primary school audience...a valuable resource for many classrooms and libraries...[a] success as a bilingual text. Highly Recommended.” —CM Magazine

“Flowing watercoiors and charming rhymes in English and Spanish combine to convey the colors of the natural world with simple yet sophisticated grace...The imagery in both words and pictures is often richly original...A lovely book to share, reflect upon and linger over.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Unusually lyrical-visually and verbally-this is a 'concept book' that will take children beyond simple colour identification and into an appreciation more profound and rare: for the colours and beauties of nature, and for the colours and beauty of metaphor.” —Toronto Star