Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Little Crooked Bookshelf

by Julia Denos

This week's pick is from cottager Jamie Michalak.

What it's all about ...
In a place where color runs wild lives a girl who is wilder still. Her name is Swatch, and she's a color catcher. From brave green to in-between gray to rumble-tumble pink, Swatch wants to collect them all. But colors don't always like to be tamed.

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf…
If a more exuberant read-aloud exists, we've yet to see it. The vibrant cover pops off the shelves, and a riot of color bursts from its pages. 

A sample illustration…

From SWATCH: THE GIRL WHO LOVED COLOR. Illustration copyright 2016 by Julia Denos.

Why kids will love it…
SWATCH will inspire little color collectors to create their own masterpieces. (And maybe even paint their face to look like Swatch!)

Why grown-ups will love it…
Take this one out on a rainy day for read-aloud, paint-along, color-naming fun. 

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