Winner of a 2010 Caldecott Honor!
With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. Illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go byeond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.
It’s wonderfully strange to read of colors with sounds, smells and tastes.”New York Times Book Review
A charming inspiration to notice colors and correlate emotions.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review
This book has a freshness and visual impact all its own, and it will inspire a rainbow of uses.” The Bulletin, starred review
Sustaining the playfulness of the text and its sense of awe, mystery, and beauty, the illustrations contribute gracefully to the celebration.” Horn Book, starred review
As the title implies, the colors that surprise on every page, do sing.”Booklist, starred review
…an illustrated poem chronicling the seasonal doings of Red, Yellow and so on, in atmospheric vignettes with a conceptual twist, and with exquisite results…Joyce Sidman's language is vivid and deft…draws mystery and magic around the most familiar scenes.